Wayne D. Saxton, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Secretary of the Navy; John H. Dalton; Department of Thenavy, Defendants-appellees, 74 F.3d 1233 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Submitted: January 11, 1996. Decided: January 23, 1996
Wayne D. Saxton, Appellant Pro Se. Charles Joseph Peters, Sr., Office of the United States Attorney, Baltimore, MD, for Appellees.
Before RUSSELL, HALL, and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.
Appellant noted this appeal outside the sixty-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 Fed. 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 May 2, 1995; Appellant's notice of appeal was filed on July 6, 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 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.