Antonelli v. United States

PETITIONER: Antonelli
RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION: Denton County District Court

DOCKET NO.: 98-9933
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 528 US 3 (1999)
DECIDED: Oct 12, 1999

Facts of the case

Pro se petitioner Michael C. Antonelli sought leave to proceed in forma pauperis in the U.S. Supreme Court under Rule 39 with respect to two petitions for certiorari. In 1993, the Court had invoked Rule 39.8 to deny Antonelli in forma pauperis status with respect to two petitions for certiorari. Before the two Rule 39.8 denials, Antonelli had filed 34 petitions for certiorari and 2 petitions for extraordinary writs. After the two Rule 39.8 denials, Antonelli filed 17 petitions for certiorari. All 55 of Antonelli's previous petitions were deemed frivolous by the Court and denied without recorded dissent.

Question

May pro se petitioner Michael C. Antonelli be granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis under Supreme Court Rule 39?