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Kelvin Singleton v. A. Hedgepath

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


March 14, 2011

KELVIN SINGLETON,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
A. HEDGEPATH, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S.Austin United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF EXPERT WITNESS ( Doc. 111.)

On November 19, 2010, Plaintiff filed a request for appointment of an expert witness, and on March 7, 2011, Plaintiff filed a declaration in support of the request. (Docs. 111, 152.)

The expenditure of public funds on behalf of an indigent litigant is proper only when authorized by Congress. See Tedder v. Odel, 890 F.2d 210 (9th Cir. 1989) (citations omitted). The in forma pauperis statute does not authorize the expenditure of public funds for the purpose sought by Plaintiff in the instant request.

Accordingly, Plaintiff's request for the appointment of an expert witness is HEREBY DENIED.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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