IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 12, 2012
RUDY GRANT KIRBY, PETITIONER,
G.D. LEWIS, RESPONDENT.
Petitioner is a state prisoner without counsel seeking a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Pending before the court is petitioner's request for copies of lodged documents. Dckt. No. 22.
The expenditure of public funds on behalf of an indigent litigant is proper only when authorized by Congress. Tedder v. Odel, 890 F.2d 210 (9th Cir. 1989). Thein forma pauperis statute does not authorize the expenditure of public funds for copies of court records. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915. The court will therefore deny petitioner's request.
Petitioner may, however, receive copies of specific lodged documents from the court at $.50 per page. Checks in the exact amount should be made payable to "Clerk, USDC."
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that petitioner's request for copies, Dckt. No. 22, is denied. The Clerk is directed to send petitioner a copy of Docket Number 11.
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