IN RE CHANGE OF NAME OF DOUGLAS DAVID PATTANGALL. DOUGLAS DAVID PATTANGALL, APPELLANT,
STATE OF NEBRASKA, APPELLEE
Appeal from the District Court for Johnson County: DANIEL E. BRYAN, JR., Judge.
Douglas David Pattangall, Pro se.
Douglas J. Peterson, Attorney General, and Blake E. Johnson for amicus curiae State of Nebraska.
MOORE, Chief Judge, and PIRTLE and BISHOP, Judges.
[23 Neb.App. 132] Moore, Chief Judge.
Douglas David Pattangall filed a petition for name change in the district court for Johnson County. He moved to proceed in forma pauperis, and the district court denied the motion on the ground that the petition asserted reasons that were frivolous and meritless. Pattangall appeals, and we affirm.
Pattangall is an inmate incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. On August 22, 2014, he filed a pro se petition for name change in the district court for Johnson County. Pattangall alleged that he sought to change his name to Adar ben-David for religious reasons. Pattangall moved the district court to proceed with the name change in forma pauperis.
The district court denied Pattangall's motion to proceed in forma pauperis on the same day the motion was filed with the court. The court stated that it denied the motion for the reason that Pattangall's petition asserted reasons that were frivolous and meritless.
Pattangall has timely ...