Gloria Green, Petitioner-appellant, v. Gloria Green (sic), (sharon Johnson, Warden), Respondent-appellee, 851 F.2d 356 (4th Cir. 1988)Annotate this Case
Gloria Green, appellant pro se.
Before MURNAGHAN, SPROUSE and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges.
Gloria Green noted this appeal outside the 30-day appeal period established by Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) (1), and failed to move for an extension of the appeal period within the additional 30-day period provided by Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) (5). The time periods established by Fed. R. App. P. 4 are "mandatory and jurisdictional." Browder v. Director, Dep't of Corrections, 434 U.S. 257, 264 (1978) (quoting United States v. Robinson, 361 U.S. 220, 229 (1960)). Appellant's failure to note a timely appeal or obtain an extension of the appeal period deprives this Court of jurisdiction to consider this case. See Shah v. Hutto, 722 F.2d 1167 (4th Cir. 1983) (en banc), cert. denied, 466 U.S. 975 (1984). We therefore deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral argument because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively.