Michael T. Gossett, Petitioner-appellant, v. State of South Carolina; Attorney General of Southcarolina, Respondents-appellees, 955 F.2d 41 (4th Cir. 1992)Annotate this Case
Submitted Feb. 3, 1992. Decided Feb. 19, 1992
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia. G. Ross Anderson, Jr., District Judge. (CA-90-2166-3)
Michael T. Gossett, petitioner pro se.
Donald John Zelenka, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Columbia, S.C., for appellees.
Before WIDENER, HAMILTON and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.
Michael T. Gossett noted this appeal outside the thirty-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 thirty-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.