IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
November 10, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Chief Judge Kane
On August 9, 2010, the Court received a letter from Defendant Lowe alluding to a letter he had previously filed with the Court*fn1 and requesting unspecified "statements, that were involved in [his] case that [he] do[es]n't have." (Doc. No. 234.) Liberally construing Defendant's filing as a motion for transcripts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 753(f), the Court finds that the motion must be denied. Though 28 U.S.C. § 753(f) entitles the Court to furnish pertinent transcripts to § 2255 movants upon certification that the suit or appeal is not frivolous, this statute is inapplicable to Defendant Lowe's case, given that his § 2255 motion has been denied without issuance of a certificate of appealability. 28 U.S.C. § 753(f); (Doc. No. 232.) Not only are there no motions currently pending, but Lowe's unspecific request gives the Court no basis to find that he may have any other claim before the Court that the documents could even arguably support.
ACCORDINGLY, this 10th day of November 2010, upon consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Lowe's letter requesting "statements, that were involved in my case that I don't have" (Doc. No. 234), interpreted by the Court as a motion for transcripts or court documents, is DENIED.
Yvette Kane, Chief Judge United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania