Affidavits: Appeal and Error. A district court's denial
of in forma pauperis under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-2301.02
(Reissue 2016) is reviewed de novo on the record based on the
transcript of the hearing or written statement of the court.
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considers only those errors assigned and discussed in the
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such a nature that to leave it uncorrected would result in
damage to the integrity, reputation, or fairness of the
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not resort to interpretation to ascertain the meaning of
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must determine and give effect to the purpose and intent of
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case and controversy before it.
from the District Court for Lancaster County: Andrew R.
Jacobsen, Judge. Reversed and remanded for further
Neb.App. 714] Graylin Gray, pro se.
appearance for appellees.
Chief Judge, and Pirtle and Bishop, Judges.
Gray appeals the orders of the district court for Lancaster
County denying his requests to proceed in forma pauperis in
cases Nos. A-16-482 and A-16-590. These matters have been
consolidated on appeal. For the reasons that follow, we
reverse, and remand for further proceedings.
No. CI 16-184 On January 15, 2016, Gray filed a motion to
proceed in forma pauperis in the Lancaster County District
Court in case No. CI 16-184. He filed the associated
complaint, and on January 25, the court entered an order
sustaining Gray's motion to proceed in forma pauperis.
February 9, 2016, the Attorney General's office filed a
motion, on behalf of the defendants, to reconsider the
decision to sustain Gray's motion. The State cited Neb.