Judd v. United States Dist. Court for Western Dist. of Tex.

PETITIONER: Judd
RESPONDENT: United States Dist. Court for Western Dist. of Tex.
LOCATION: Denton County District Court

DOCKET NO.: 99-5260
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 528 US 5 (1999)
DECIDED: Oct 12, 1999

Facts of the case

Pro se petitioner Keith Russell Judd sought leave to proceed in forma pauperis in the U.S. Supreme Court under Rule 39 with respect to a petition for certiorari. In May 1995, the Court had invoked Rule 39.8 to deny Judd in forma pauperis status with respect to a petition for an extraordinary writ. Before the 39.8 denial, Judd had filed six petitions for certiorari. After the 39.8 denial, Judd filed four petitions for certiorari. All eleven of Judd's previous petitions were deemed frivolous by the Court and denied without recorded dissent.

Question

May pro se petitioner Keith Russell Judd be granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis under Supreme Court Rule 39?