Wrenn v. Benson - 490 U.S. 89 (1989)
U.S. Supreme Court
Wrenn v. Benson, 490 U.S. 89 (1989)
Wrenn v. Benson
Decided April 17, 1989
490 U.S. 89
Since October Term 1986, pro se petitioner has filed 22 petitions for certiorari with this Court and has been denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis 19 times, most recently in Wrenn v. Benson and Wrenn v. Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, 489 U.S. 1095. The supporting affidavits of indigency filed with his last 9 petitions for certiorari indicate that his financial condition has remained substantially unchanged.
Held: The Clerk of the Court is directed not to accept further filings from petitioner in which he seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis unless the affidavit submitted with the filing indicates that his financial condition has substantially changed from that reflected in the affidavits he submitted in Wrenn v. Benson and Wrenn v. Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, supra. Justice is not served if the Court continues to process his requests when his financial condition has not changed from that reflected in a previous filing for which he was denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See In re McDonald, 489 U. S. 180.