BAR ORDER UNDER 28 U.S.C. § 1651 :
Plaintiff filed this action pro se. On January 10, 2020, the Court dismissed this action as frivolous, noted that Plaintiff had filed dozens of other cases that have been dismissed as frivolous, and ordered Plaintiff to show cause by declaration within thirty days why he should not be barred as of the date of that order from filing further actions in forma pauperis (IFP) in this Court without prior permission. Plaintiff has not filed a declaration as directed, and the time to do so has expired.
After the Court issued the January 10, 2020 order directing Plaintiff to show cause why a pre-filing injunction should not be imposed, Plaintiff filed approximately fifty additional civil actions, most of which have already been dismissed as frivolous. See Calvino v. D.E.A., ECF 1:20-CV-0649, 4 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2020) (noting that Plaintiff had filed 93 actions as of the date of that order, 49 of which were filed after the January 10, 2020 order regarding a pre-filing injunction). The Court has therefore directed Plaintiff to show cause by filing a declaration in Calvino, No. 20-CV-0649 (CM), why additional sanctions should not be imposed. --------
The Court bars Plaintiff, as of the January 10, 2020 order, from filing new civil actions IFP in this Court without first obtaining from the Court leave to file. See 28 U.S.C. § 1651. Plaintiff must attach a copy of his proposed complaint and a copy of this order to any motion seeking leave to file a new action without prepaying the filing fee. The motion must be filed with the Pro Se Intake Unit of this Court. If Plaintiff violates this order and files an action without prepaying the filing fee or filing a motion for leave to file, the Court will dismiss the action for failure to comply with this order. The Clerk is directed to close this action.
The Court certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that any appeal from this order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis status is denied for the purpose of an appeal. Cf. Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 444-45 (1962). SO ORDERED. Dated: February 11, 2020
New York, New York
Chief United States District Judge