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What does IFP stand for?

IFP stands for In Forma Pauperis (without the funds to pursue the normal costs of a lawsuit or criminal defense)

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  • Military and Government

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Then, following the introduction, it presents chapters on jurisdiction to review decisions of federal courts and state courts; factors motivating the exercise of the Court's certiorari appellate jurisdiction; the manner in which the court determines to take jurisdiction; procedure in connection with petitions for certiorari; procedure on appeals; in forma pauperis proceedings; certified questions; original cases; extraordinary writs; preparing and printing the joint appendix; the briefs on the merits; oral argument; petitions for rehearing and final disposition of cases; motions and applications; stays, injunctions, and bail; capital cases; justiciability (standing, mootness, and abatement); and admissions to the bar and disbarment.
A prisoner filed a pro se in forma pauperis action against several correctional officials under [section] 1983, alleging that an officer had attempted to solicit sexual favors in exchange for special consideration.
The district court granted the inmate permission to proceed in forma pauperis.
The district court granted the prisoner permission to proceed in forma pauperis, but only with his claim against a prison captain.
The district court granted the inmate permission to proceed in forma pauperis.
State prisoners filed a [section] 1983 action and sought permission to proceed in forma pauperis under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).
A prisoner whose in forma pauperis [section] 1983 suit was dismissed for failure to state a claim, moved to prevent further withdrawals on his prison account to satisfy any unpaid portion of the filing fee in his case.