OCTOBER TERM, 1998
on motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis
No. 98-8486. Decided May 24, 1999*
Pro se petitioner seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis on these certiorari petitions. The instant petitions bring his total number of frivolous filings to 12, and he has 4 additional filings pending before this Court.
Held: Petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis is denied. He is barred from filing any further certiorari petitions in noncriminal cases unless he first pays the docketing fee and submits his petition in compliance with this Court's Rule 33.1. See Martin v. District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 506 U. S. 1.
Pro se petitioner Cross seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis under Rule 39 of this Court. We deny these requests as frivolous pursuant to Rule 39.8. Cross is allowed until June 14, 1999, 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 Cross in noncriminal matters unless he first pays the docketing fee required by Rule 38 and submits his petitions in compliance with Rule 33.1.
Cross has repeatedly abused this Court's certiorari process. On March 8, 1999, we invoked Rule 39.8 to deny Cross in forma pauperis status with respect to four petitions for certiorari. See Cross v. Pelican Bay State Prison, post, p. 1003 (three cases); Cross v. Cambra, post, p. 1003. Before that time, Cross had filed six petitions for certiorari, all of which were both patently frivolous and had been denied
*Together with No. 98-8487, Cross v. Wieking, Clerk, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, also on motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis.
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