IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 30, 2011
JOHANAN PHILLIP NELSON, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff has requested authority under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to proceed in forma pauperis. Plaintiff has submitted the form required by § 1915(a) showing that plaintiff is unable to prepay fees and costs or give security for them; however, the affidavit has not been signed by plaintiff but rather by his attorney. Accordingly, the request to proceed in forma pauperis will be denied without prejudice. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a).
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis is denied.
2. Plaintiff shall submit another application to proceed in forma pauperis that is signed by him, or pay the appropriate filing fee, within twenty-one (21) days of this order.
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