Calvin Slade, Plaintiff Appellant, v. Thomas W. Banks, U.S. Postal Inspector, Defendant Appellee, 42 F.3d 1386 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 42 F.3d 1386 (4th Cir. 1994) Submitted: Nov. 15, 1994. Decided: Dec. 5, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr., Senior District Judge. (CA-94-349-2)

Calvin Slade, Appellant Pro Se.

E.D. Va.


Before HALL and MURNAGHAN, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant appeals the district court's orders denying him in forma pauperis status and assessing a filing fee in his Bivens*  action and denying reconsideration of the fee order. The district court assessed a filing fee in accordance with Evans v. Croom, 650 F.2d 521 (4th Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1153 (1982). Finding no abuse of discretion, we affirm the district court's orders. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.



Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971)