James Edward Price, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Samuel F. Saxton, Director County Correctional Center, Alcohen, Grievance Chairman, T.d. Simmons, Classificationboard, Tina M. Williams, # 360 Correctional Officer, Ms.smither, Law Library Staff, John Doe I, Correctionalofficer, John Doe Ii, Mail Clerk, Defendants-appellees, 934 F.2d 319 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 934 F.2d 319 (4th Cir. 1991) May 29, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Walter E. Black, Jr., Chief District Judge. (CA-90-1570-B)

James Edward Price, appellant pro se.

Crystal R. Dixon, Upper Marlboro, Md., for appellees.



James Edward Price 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 grant appellee's motion to dismiss and deny appellant's motion for the appointment of counsel 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.