James Sullivan, Jr., Petitioner-appellant, v. James E. Johnson, Attorney General of Virginia, Respondents-appellees, 854 F.2d 1317 (4th Cir. 1988)Annotate this Case
James Sullivan, Jr., appellant pro se.
Before SPROUSE and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.
James Sullivan, Jr., noted this appeal from the district court's order in C/A No. 87-1033-AM 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 in C/A No. 87-1033-AM deprives this Court of jurisdiction to consider the 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.