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Winters v. Baker

United States District Court, D. Nebraska

February 26, 2014

BEAUFORD WILMER WINTERS, Plaintiff,
v.
BAKER, Sgt., BALLUE, Cpl(s), SANDFORD, Sgt. (formerly Cpl.) on behalf of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, and HERRERA, Cpl. (s), Defendants.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

LYLE E. STROM, Senior District Judge.

This matter is before the Court on plaintiff's Motion for Copies (Filing No. 25). Plaintiff does not have the right to receive copies of documents without payment, even if the Court granted him leave to proceed in forma pauperis. 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915; see also Haymes v. Smith , 73 F.R.D. 572, 574 (W.D.N.Y. 1976) ("The generally recognized rule is that a court may not authorize the commitment of federal funds to underwrite the necessary expenditures of an indigent civil litigant's action.") (citing Tyler v. Lark , 472 F.2d 1077 (8th Cir. 1973), other citations omitted). If plaintiff requires copies of court documents, he should contact the clerk's office to determine the proper method for requesting and paying for copies.

IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff's Motion for Copies (Filing No. 25) is denied. The clerk's office is directed to send plaintiff a copy of the docket sheet in this case.


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