153 F.3d 727
G. Sam HOUSTON, Plaintiff-Appellant,
Gale A. NORTON, individually and in her official capacity as
Attorney General, State of Colorado; James Carr,
individually and in his official capacity as the Assistant
Attorney General, State of Colorado; Amos Martinez,
individually and in his official capacity as the
Administrator of the State of Colorado Grievance Board;
Clair Villano, individually and in her official capacity as
the Chairperson of the State of Colorado Grievance Board;
Jim Stanley, individually and in his official capacity as
the Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial
District, State of Colorado; Kevin Armstrong, individually
and in his official capacity as Detective, City of Lakewood,
Colorado Police Department; Dan Montgomery, individually and
in his official capacity as the Chief of Police, City of
Westminster, Colorado, and unknown John or Jane Does,
individually and in their official capacities as police
officers, investigators for the cities of Westminster and
Lakewood Police Departments; Ron Beckham, individually and
in his official capacity as the Sheriff of the County of
Jefferson and the Jefferson County Jail Facility; Linda
Orsello; Hillary Watters; Ann Short; Wheat Ridge Police
Department, City of Wheat Ridge Chief of Police or Police
John Doe; John Pickett; Jefferson County, Board of County
Commissioners; Wheat Ridge, Colorado, City of; Jay Ambrose,
Rocky Mountain News Editor; Charlie Able; Ann Carnahan;
Rocky Mountain News; Jack Hurst, Defendants-Appellees.
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
July 24, 1998.
NOTICE: Although citation of unpublished opinions remains unfavored, unpublished opinions may now be cited if the opinion has persuasive value on a material issue, and a copy is attached to the citing document or, if cited in oral argument,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 KELLY, BARRETT, and HENRY, Circuit Judges.
ORDER AND JUDGMENT*
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 case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.
Plaintiff, a prisoner appearing pro se, appeals from the district court's grant of defendants' motions to dismiss or for summary judgment in this suit filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He argues on appeal that the district court abused its discretion by issuing a final decision.
Because his appellate pleadings offer no coherent explanation of his issue on appeal, we conclude the appeal is legally frivolous or fails to state a claim under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i) or (ii) for purposes of counting "prior occasions" under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Accordingly, this appeal will be dismissed.
The district court granted plaintiff leave to proceed in forma pauperis on April 1, 1998. Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed in this court and referred to this panel is therefore moot. Plaintiff is reminded that he remains obligated to pay the full amount of the filing fee. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1).
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 of 10th Cir. R. 36.3