Order Certifying that In Forma Pauperis Status Should Not Continue on Appeal
JENNIFER A. DORSEY, District Judge.
Pro se plaintiff Barbara Ruth Cram sued the "U.S. Interior" alleging that she and her newborn baby were both stabbed, beheaded, and murdered by "subject[s]" she described as "ventriloquists [that] sound like each other and have white hair," who "work in corrections," and are "members of a roving gang." Cram, however, failed to describe how the roving gang of white haired ventriloquists that murdered her and her baby implicated the "U.S. Interior," when and how. Magistrate Judge Bill Hoffman granted Cram's application to proceed in forma pauperis but recommended that Cram's complaint be dismissed with prejudice because her allegations "describe[d] fantastic and delusional scenarios and [did] not state a claim upon which relief can be granted."
In Cram's disjointed objection to Judge Hoffman's report and recommendation, Cram raised additional allegations of "guarding judges," "Janet Reno's home," "the Secretary of State," "the U.S. President[,] and more than one senator that became president," and also "being knifed hundreds of times . . . [and] dropped on the freeway in the travel lanes to die under cars."
The Ninth Circuit has referred this matter back to me to determine whether Cram's in forma pauperis status should continue on appeal, which requires me to determine whether her appeal is frivolous or taken in bad faith.
The Clerk of Court is directed to send a copy of this order to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (reference case number 17-15933).