United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Bill Patrick Connors, Sr., Defendant-appellant, 904 F.2d 535 (9th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 904 F.2d 535 (9th Cir. 1990) Submitted April 10, 1990*.Decided June 12, 1990

Bill Patrick Connors, Sr., Duluth, Minn., in pro per.

Carl E. Rostad, Asst. U.S. Atty., Great Falls, Mont., for plaintiff-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Montana.

Before WALLACE, HALL and WIGGINS, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:


Bill Patrick Connors appeals the district court's denial of his second motion to provide a copy of the trial transcript at government expense. We affirm.

A prisoner proceeding in forma pauperis on a habeas corpus petition is entitled to receive at government expense copies of court documents. 28 U.S.C. § 2250 (1982). Although Connors is indigent, he has not filed a habeas petition, and therefore is not entitled to copies of his trial transcript at government expense until he does so. See Walker v. United States, 424 F.2d 278, 278-79 (5th Cir. 1970).

AFFIRMED.

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The panel finds this case appropriate for submission without oral argument pursuant to Ninth Circuit Rule 34-4 and Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)