Walcott A. J. Peery, Jr., Petitioner-appellant, v. Howard N. Lyles, Warden, Maryland Penitentiary, J. Josephcurran, Jr., Attorney General of the State Ofmaryland, Respondents-appellees, 917 F.2d 1302 (4th Cir. 1990)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. John R. Hargrove, District Judge. (CA-89-1854-HAR)
Walcott A.J. Peery, Jr., appellant pro se.
John Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General, Ann N. Bosse, Assistant Attorney General, Baltimore, Md., for appellees.
Before WIDENER, PHILLIPS and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.
Walcott A.J. Peery, Jr. 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. We therefore deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.