IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 20, 2012
CLARENCE A. GIPBSIN,
SCOTT KERNAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr., Chief Judge United States District Judge
Plaintiff, who proceeds in forma pauperis on appeal, seeks a copy of the trial transcript at the government's expense. Transcript fees shall "be paid by the United States if the trial judge or a circuit judge certifies that the appeal is not frivolous (but presents a substantial question)." 28 U.S.C. § 753(f);28 U.S.C. § 1915(c); McKinney v. Anderson, 924 F.2d 1500, 1511 (9th Cir. 1991). Plaintiff fails to show that his appeal presents a substantial question or that he is otherwise entitled to a transcript at the government's expense.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's request for a copy of the trial transcript at the government's expense is GRANTED.
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