Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.fredrick Lynwood Foley, Plaintiff--appellant, v. Sergeant Harris; Sergeant Santiago; Ms. Wood; Sergeantstarkey; Lieutenant Redman; Correctional Officerthornton; Correctional Officer Hoke;t. Evans; L.m. Saunders,defendants--appellees, 91 F.3d 130 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Fredrick Lynwood Foley, Appellant Pro Se.
Before HALL, WILKINS, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.
Appellant appeals from the district court's show cause 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 Indus. 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.