Ernest Leroy Burgess, A/k/a Raheen Malik Shabazz, Petitioner-appellant, v. T. Travis Medlock, Attorney General of South Carolina;parker Evatt, Commissioner of South Carolinadepartment of Corrections, Respondents-appellees, 59 F.3d 165 (4th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Ernest Leroy Burgess, appellant pro se. Larry Cleveland Batson, Robert Eric Petersen, Barbara Murcier Bowens, South Carolina Department of Corrections, Columbia, SC, for appellees.
Before NIEMEYER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant appeals the district court's order denying Appellant's motion for partial summary judgment. 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 deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and 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.