OCTOBER TERM, 1996
on motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis
No. 96-5831. Decided December 2, 1996
Petitioner seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis and requests this
Court to issue a writ of mandamus. She has been denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis 10 times and has filed at least 8 other petitions. Held: Petitioner's requests are denied. For the reasons discussed in
Martin v. District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 506 U. S. 1 (per curiam), the Clerk is directed not to accept any further petitions for certiorari or for extraordinary writs in noncriminal matters from petitioner unless she pays the required docketing fee and submits her petition in compliance with this Court's Rule 33.1.
Pro se petitioner Maria L. Gaydos seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis and requests this Court to issue a writ of mandamus ordering (1) the Clerk of the District Court for the District of New Jersey to file her Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit challenging this Court's orders in 10 previous cases in which Gaydos was denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis under this Court's Rule 39.8; * (2) the disqualification of William T. Walsh, Clerk of the District Court, and William K. Suter, Clerk of this Court; and (3) the issuance of summons under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4. In the alternative, she asks this Court to exercise its original jurisdiction over her FOIA suit because her complaint concerns this Court's orders.
We deny petitioner's requests. Petitioner is allowed until December 23, 1996, within which to pay the docketing fees required by Rule 38 and to submit her petition in compliance
*Rule 39.8 provides: "If satisfied that a petition for a writ of certiorari, jurisdictional statement, or petition for an extraordinary writ . . . is frivolous or malicious, the Court may deny a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis."
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