Jerome Julius Brown, Sr., Petitioner--appellant, v. State of Maryland; Attorney General of the State Ofmaryland, Respondents--appellees, 73 F.3d 356 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Jan. 5, 1996
Jerome Julius Brown, Sr., Appellant Pro Se.
Before HAMILTON and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and PHILLIPS, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant noted this appeal outside the thirty-day appeal period established by Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) (1), failed to obtain an extension of the appeal period within the additional thirty-day period provided by Fed. R. App. P. 4(a) (5), and is not entitled to relief under gFed. R. App. P. 4(a) (6). 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)). The district court entered its order on September 5, 1995; Appellant's notice of appeal was filed on October 13, 1995. 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.