837 F.2d 477: Unpublished Dispositionwilliam C. Wessell, Petitioner-appellant, v. David Cull, Respondent-appellee
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth CIrcuit. - 837 F.2d 477
Jan. 19, 1988
Before ENGEL, CORNELIA G. KENNEDY and KRUPANSKY, Circuit Judges.
This matter is before the Court upon consideration of the appellant's response to this court's October 2, 1987, order directing him to show cause why his appeal should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Appellant's response states that the judgment was entered on May 26, 1987, as reflected by a stamp of the district court on the last page of its decision.
It appears from the record that the final order filed May 22, 1987, was entered May 26, 1987. The notice of appeal filed on June 26, 1987 was one day late. Fed.R.App.P. 4(a) and 26(a).
The failure of an appellant to timely file a notice of appeal deprives an appellate court of jurisdiction. Compliance with Fed.R.App.P. 4(a) is a mandatory and jurisdictional prerequisite which this Court can neither waive nor extend. Peake v. First Nat'l Bank and Trust Co. of Marquette, 717 F.2d 1016 (6th Cir.1983). Fed.R.App.P. 26(b) specifically provides that this Court cannot enlarge the time for filing a notice of appeal.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the appeal be and it hereby is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Rule 9(b)(1), Rules of the Sixth Circuit.