UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
December 28, 2007
APPAPILLAI RAJENDRA, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL CHERTOFF, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Chesler, District Judge
THIS MATTER having come before the Court on the application of Plaintiff Appapillai Rajendra to file a Complaint without prepayment of fees pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915; and Plaintiff having submitted an affidavit of poverty; and the Court having reviewed Plaintiff's allegations to determine if sua sponte dismissal is required by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B);
IT IS therefore on this 28th day of December 2007,
ORDERED that Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis is hereby granted and the Clerk shall file the Complaint without prepayment of the filing fee; and it is further
ORDERED that the Complaint may proceed past sua sponte dismissal; and it is further
ORDERED that, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(d), the Clerk shall issue summons and the United States Marshal shall serve summons and copies of the Complaint and this Order upon Defendants, with all costs of service advanced by the United States; and it is further
ORDERED that, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(1) and § 4(a) of Appendix H of the Local Civil Rules, the Clerk shall notify Plaintiff of the opportunity to apply in writing to the assigned judge for the appointment of pro bono counsel; and it is further
ORDERED that, if at any time Plaintiff seeks the appointment of pro bono counsel, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(a) and (d), Plaintiff shall (1) serve a copy of the Application for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel by regular mail upon each party at his or her last known address or, if the party is represented in this action by an attorney, upon the party's attorney at the attorney's address, and (2) file a Certificate of Service with the Application for Pro Bono Counsel.
Stanley R. Chesler, U.S.D.J.
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