United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Zelda D. Braswell, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Zelda D. Braswell, Defendant-appellant, 4 F.3d 986 (4th Cir. 1993)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 4 F.3d 986 (4th Cir. 1993) Submitted: December 3, 1992. Decided: September 7, 1993

Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore.

Zelda D. Braswell, Appellant Pro Se.

Gary Patrick Jordan, United States Attorney, John Vincent Geise, Andrea L. Smith, Office of the United States Attorney, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee.



Before WIDENER, HALL, and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.



These cases have been consolidated for purposes of appeal. In No. 92-6619, Zelda D. Braswell filed a premature notice of appeal. Because there was no judgment or order in the district court, this court has no jurisdiction over the appeal; No. 92-6619 is therefore dismissed, and Braswell's motion to hold this case in abeyance is denied. In No. 92-6785, Braswell appeals from the district court's order refusing relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (1988). Our review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court. United States v. Braswell, No. CR-89-391-JFM (D. Md. July 10, 1992). 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.

No. 92-6619-DISMISSED

No. 92-6785-AFFIRMED