June 12, 2013
ROBERT DAVIS, Petitioner,
WASHINGTON COUNTY NEBRASKA STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE, Agency Administrative Head, Respondent.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
RICHARD G. KOPF, Senior District Judge.
This matter is before the court on Petitioner's Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis ("IFP"). (Filing No. 2.) Habeas corpus cases attacking the legality of a person's confinement require the payment of a $5.00 fee. 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a). The court has reviewed the application to proceed IFP pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1)-(2). Petitioner's trust account information shows that Petitioner's account contained an average monthly balance of $100 or more for the six-month period immediately preceding the filing of the petition. (Filing No. 5.) Thus, the court concludes that Petitioner must be required to pay the $5.00 filing fee because Petitioner has the financial ability to do so. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). No further review of this case will take place until the fee is paid.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (filing no. 2) is denied.
2. Petitioner is granted until July 11, 2013, to pay the $5.00 filing fee. Petitioner is warned that if the fee is not paid as required, the court may dismiss this case without further notice.
3. The Clerk of the court is directed to set a pro se case management deadline in this case using the following text: July 11, 2013: deadline for Petitioner to pay $5.00 filing fee.
4. No further review of this case will take place until the filing fee is paid.