94 F3d 656 Hunt v. Hutchinson Correctional Facility

94 F.3d 656

Jerry L. HUNT, Plaintiff-Appellant,

No. 96-3092.
(D.C.No. 96-CV-3048)

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Aug. 15, 1996.

NOTICE: Although citation of unpublished opinions remains unfavored, unpublished opinions may now be cited if the opinion has persuasive value on a material issue, and a copy is attached to the citing document or, if cited in oral argument, copies are furnished to the Court and all parties. See General Order of November 29, 1993, suspending 10th Cir. Rule 36.3 until December 31, 1995, or further order.

Before SEYMOUR, Chief Judge, KELLY and LUCERO, Circuit Judges.

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After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R.App. P. 34(a); 10th Cir. R. 34.1.9. The cause is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.


Mr. Jerry L. Hunt filed this pro se action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the Hutchinson Correctional Facility refused to give him proper medical treatment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The district court dismissed his complaint for failure to state a claim and denied him leave to proceed in forma pauperis on this appeal.


This matter is before the court on Mr. Hunt's motion for leave to proceed on appeal without prepayment of costs or fees. In order to succeed on his motion, Mr. Hunt must show both: (1) a financial inability to pay the required filing fees and (2) the existence of a nonfrivolous argument on the law and facts in support of the issues raised on appeal. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a); Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438 (1962); DeBardeleben v. Quinlan, 937 F.2d 502 (10th Cir.1991).


We conclude that Mr. Hunt can make no rational argument on the law or facts in support of the issues raised on appeal. Therefore, the motion for leave to proceed on appeal without prepayment of costs or fees is denied.


This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions 10th Cir. R. 36.3