Williams v. Helena Reg'l Med. Ctr.Annotate this Case
Petitioner Al Williams tendered a pro se motion for rule on clerk, seeking to file a motion for belated appeal of a civil order without a certified record. A few days later, Petitioner filed the instant motion to proceed in forma pauperis and thus avoid paying a fee to file the motion for rule on clerk. The Supreme Court dismissed the motion, as it was clear Petitioner would not succeed on appeal where (1) Petitioner demonstrated no basis on which the Court could permit a belated appeal even if the motion for rule on clerk were granted; and (2) Petitioner established no circumstances sufficient to warrant granting the motion to proceed in forma pauperis and permitting the motion for rule on clerk to be filed for the purposes of considering the motion for belated appeal.