IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 5, 2012
MARIO THOMAS AZAMA, PETITIONER,
M. MARTEL, RESPONDENT.
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding in forma pauperis, sought relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The petitioner was denied on April 12, 2012, and this court declined ot issue a certificate of appealability. Judgment was entered in this action on the same day. On April 30, 2012, petitioner filed a notice of appeal and a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal.
The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure provide as follows:
[A] party who has been permitted to proceed in an action in the district court in forma pauperis . . . may proceed on appeal in forma pauperis without further authorization unless . . . the district court shall certify that the appeal is not taken in good faith or shall find that the party is otherwise not entitled so to proceed . . . . Fed. R. App. P. 24(a). This court has not certified that petitioner's appeal is not taken in good faith and has not otherwise found that petitioner is not entitled to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis.*fn1 Accordingly, petitioner's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal will be denied as unnecessary.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's April 30, 2012 motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is denied as unnecessary. See Fed. R. App. P. 24(a).