James Platts v. Terry O'Brien, No. 14-7547 (4th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 14-7547 JAMES C. PLATTS, Petitioner - Appellant, v. TERRY O’BRIEN, Warden, Respondent - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, at Clarksburg. Irene M. Keeley, District Judge. (1:13-cv-00257-IMK-RWT) Submitted: December 16, 2014 Before DUNCAN Circuit Judge. and DIAZ, Circuit Decided: Judges, December 19, 2014 and DAVIS, Senior Remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion. James C. Platts, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: James C. Platts, a federal prisoner, appeals the district court’s order adopting the magistrate judge’s amended recommendation and denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (2012) petition. Parties in a civil action in which the United States or an officer or agency of the federal government is a party are accorded sixty days after the entry of the final judgment or order to note an appeal. 4(a)(1)(B). district court’s Fed. R. App. P. “[T]he timely filing of a notice of appeal in a civil case is a jurisdictional requirement.” Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205, 214 (2007). Because Platts is incarcerated, the notice of appeal is considered filed on the date it was properly delivered to prison officials for mailing to the court. Fed. R. App. P. 4(c)(1); Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266, 276 (1988). The record does not conclusively reveal when Platts delivered the notice of appeal to prison officials for mailing. Accordingly, we remand the case for the limited purpose of allowing the district court to obtain this information from the parties and to determine whether the filing was timely under Fed. R. App. P. 4(c)(1) and Houston v. Lack. The record, as supplemented, will then be returned to this court for further consideration. REMANDED 2