OCTOBER TERM, 1995
on motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis
No. 95-7587. Decided April 1, 1996*
In March 1996, this Court invoked Rule 39.8 to deny petitioner Shieh in forma pauperis status. To date, he has filed 10 petitions in this Court in less than three years. All were patently frivolous and were denied without recorded dissent.
Held: For the reasons discussed in Martin v. District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 506 U. S. 1, Shieh is denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis in the instant cases, and the Clerk is directed not to accept any further petitions for certiorari from him in noncriminal matters unless he pays the required docketing fee and submits his petition in compliance with this Court's Rule 33.1. This order will not prevent Shieh from petitioning to challenge criminal sanctions which might be imposed against him, but it will allow this Court to devote its limited resources to the claims of petitioners who have not abused the certiorari process.
In these three petitions for certiorari, pro se petitioner Liang-Houh Shieh requests leave to proceed in forma pauperis under Rule 39 of this Court. We deny his requests pursuant to Rule 39.8. Shieh is allowed until April 22, 1996, within which to pay the docketing fees required by Rule 38 and to submit his petitions in compliance with this Court's Rule 33.1. We also direct the Clerk not to accept any further petitions for certiorari from Shieh in noncriminal matters unless he pays the docketing fee required by Rule 38 and submits his petition in compliance with Rule 33.1.
Shieh has abused this Court's certiorari process. In March 1996, we invoked Rule 39.8 to deny Shieh in forma pauperis status. See Shieh v. State Bar of California, 516
*Together with No. 95-7588, Shieh v. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and No. 95-7589, Shieh v. Krieger et al., also on motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis to the same court.
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