891 F.2d 294: Kenneth Andrew Friedman, Plaintiff-appellant, v. State of Montana, et al., Defendant-appellee
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. - 891 F.2d 294
Submitted Nov. 6, 1989.*Decided Dec. 1, 1989
Before ALARCON, O'SCANNLAIN, and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.
Kenneth Friedman appeals from the district court's order, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(d), denying his motion to proceed in forma pauperis in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action. We review such an order for abuse of discretion. Venable v. Meyers, 500 F.2d 1215, 1216 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 419 U.S. 1090 (1974). We find that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Friedman's motion to proceed in forma pauperis.
An in forma pauperis complaint is frivolous if "it has no arguable substance in law or fact." Tripati v. First National Bank & Trust, 821 F.2d 1368, 1370 (9th Cir.1987) (quoting Rizzo v. Dawson, 778 F.2d 527, 529 (9th Cir.1985). We have reviewed the complaint in this action and find that it recites mere conclusory allegations. A complaint which states mere conclusions with no hint of support lacks arguable substance in law or fact. Therefore, the order of the district court dismissing Friedman's motion to proceed in forma pauperis is