112 F.3d 788 (5th Cir. 1997), 97-40105, Morgan v. Haro

Docket Nº:97-40105
Citation:112 F.3d 788
Party Name:Robert Lawrence MORGAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. David HARO, CO III, Michael Unit; Unidentified Stewart, CO III, Michael Unit; Unidentified Baker, Sergeant, Michael Unit, Defendants-Appellees.
Case Date:March 31, 1997
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 
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112 F.3d 788 (5th Cir. 1997)

Robert Lawrence MORGAN, Plaintiff-Appellant,

v.

David HARO, CO III, Michael Unit; Unidentified Stewart, CO

III, Michael Unit; Unidentified Baker, Sergeant,

Michael Unit, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 97-40105

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

March 31, 1997

Robert Lawrence Morgan, Tennessee Colony, TX, pro se.

Grace P. Manno, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX, for Unidentified Baker, Sergeant, Michael Unit, Defendant-Appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Before DAVIS, EMILIO M. GARZA and STEWART, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

The magistrate judge declined to rule on a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) on appeal filed by Texas prisoner Robert Lawrence Morgan, # 452774. In accordance with the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA):

(1) If a prisoner brings a civil action or files an appeal in forma pauperis, the prisoner shall be required to pay the full amount of a filing fee. The court shall assess and, when funds exist, collect, as a partial payment of any court fees required by law, an initial partial filing fee of 20 percent of the greater of--

(A) the average monthly deposits to the prisoner's account; or

(B) the average monthly balance in the prisoner's account for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint or notice of appeal.

(2) After payment of the initial partial filing fee,the prisoner shall be required to make monthly payments of 20 percent of the preceding month's income credited to the prisoner's account.

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28 U.S.C. § 1915(b). A prisoner who seeks to proceed IFP on appeal must obtain leave to so proceed despite proceeding IFP in the district court. Jackson v. Stinnett, 102 F.3d...

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