Question for Kirk Adams:
I'm in the appeals process of my fed civil suit which was dismissed with prejudice by the district court
Due to the political nature of my case I've been denied a referral to an attorney by everyone including the Miami Bar association. So I'm having to act pro se.
I'm trying to understand the below part of rule 10.
"RULE 10. The Record on Appeal
(a) Composition of the Record on Appeal. The following items constitute the record on appeal:
(1) the original papers and exhibits filed in the district court;"
(2) the transcript of proceedings, if any; and
(3) a certified copy of the docket entries prepared by the district clerk."
I'm guessing item (1) would be my original complaint filled with the state court and later removed to the federal court
As my amended complaint was thrown out without a trial or hearing I assume item (2) doesn't apply in my case.
My main confusion is what is itme (3)? There were about 194 pages of something that I'm not sure what the district clerk called it. Every time I filed a motion or a response it got electroncially read into a court file.
Then it was added onto a list of items on the pacer.gov site, where I could also order a copy.
Is item (3) all the items listed on the pacer site? I think it was called "docket info" or something.
I no longer have access to the pacer site. I'll try to straighten that out.
So to sum up, what is a clear definition of item (3)?