Prunty v. Brooks

PETITIONER: Prunty
RESPONDENT: Brooks
LOCATION: Denton County District Court

DOCKET NO.: 99-5316
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 528 US 9 (1999)
DECIDED: Oct 12, 1999

Facts of the case

Pro se petitioner Robert E. Prunty sought leave to proceed in forma pauperis in the U.S. Supreme Court under Rule 39 with respect to a petition for certiorari. In April 1999, the Court had invoked Rule 39.8 to deny Prunty in forma pauperis status with respect to a petition for certiorari. Before the 39.8 denial, Prunty had filed eight petitions for certiorari, all of which were deemed frivolous by the Court and denied without recorded dissent.

Question

May pro se petitioner Robert E. Prunty be granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis under Supreme Court Rule 39?