Judges Order 6/16/95

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


     William Thomas, et. al.       |          C.A. No. 95-1018
           Plaintiffs pro se,      |          Judge Charles R. Richey
                                   |
               v.                  |
                                   |
     The United States, et. al.    |
           Defendants.             |

ORDER

The Court is in receipt of the Plaintiff's Supplemental Motion for Transcripts. As the Plantiff, like any other member of the public, has access to any and all transcripts filed in this matter through use of the official Court jacket, which is filed in Room 1825A of this Courthouse, the Plaintiff's Motion shall be denied. The Plaintiff's in forma pauperis status does not categorically entitle him, at the Government's expense, to free copies of transcripts filed in the above-captioned civil case. The Plaintiff relies on two statutory provisions in making his request, but both are inapplicable. While 28 U.S.C. 753(f) involves appeals in forma pauperis, 18 U.S.C. 1915 sets forth the crime of compromise of customs liabilities by an officer of the United States, and thus has nothing whatsoever to do with the Plaintiff's request.

Accordingly, it is, by the Court, this 16th day of June, 1995,

ORDEREDthat the Plaintiff's Motion for Transcripts shall be,


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and hereby is, DENIED



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CHARLES R. RICHEY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE