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Tenth Circuit Bars Prisoner From Filing Claim In Forma Pauperis

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Michael Lee Strope, also known as Gordon Eugene Strope, a prisoner in the state of Kansas, is barred from filing any further civil action informal pauperis (IFN). Before the court were three appeals for which Strope sought IFP status.

The court found that Strope is barred under federal law from proceeding IFP. His litigation history shows he has three previous lawsuits that were dismissed under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) for failure to state a claim. In those, he did not pay the filing fees. As a result, Strope must prepay the filing fees within 30 days to have his appeals heard on their merits, or the case will be dismissed. See: Strope v. Cummings, No: 10-3254 (U.S.C.C. 2011) (DC. No: 5:04-CV-03338-SAC) (D. Kan.).

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