Leo Rites, Plaintiff Appellant,androcky Hines; Roosevelt Brandon; Robert White; Williamjamison; Rick Bailey; Michael Sewell, Plaintiffs, v. Richard A. Lanham, Sr.; William L. Smith, Defendants Appellees, 35 F.3d 556 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 35 F.3d 556 (4th Cir. 1994) Submitted July 19, 1994. Decided August 18, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Alexander Harvey II, Senior District Judge. (CA-94-1429-H).

Leo Rites, Appellant Pro Se.

D. Md.


Before HALL, LUTTIG, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


Appellant appeals the district court's order denying Appellant's request for a temporary restraining order. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the order is not appealable. This Court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1291 (1988), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1292 (1988); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Industrial Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949). The order here appealed is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order.

We dismiss the appeal as interlocutory. 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.