Watts v. Kelley (Majority)Annotate this Case
Appellant filed a pro se habeas corpus petition and a petition for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Thereafter, Appellant filed his notice of appeal in which he sought to appeal what he referred to as a “deemed denied by operation of law habeas corpus petition, and its accompanying intermediate petition to proceed in forma pauperis.” The circuit court subsequently entered an order denying Appellant’s petition to proceed in forma pauperis. Appellant then filed a petition for correction or modification of the record. The Supreme Court (1) denied Appellant’s petition for correction or modification of the record, noting that Appellant’s appeal only concerned the order denying his petition to proceed in forma pauperis; and (2) dismissed the appeal because Appellant failed to address the order denying his petition to proceed in forma pauperis.