US v. Meggison

Filing 920060804

Opinion

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 06-6384 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus LAWRENCE ELIE MEGGISON, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Catherine C. Blake, District Judge. (1:02-cr-00332-CCB; 1:06-cv-00275-CCB) Submitted: July 17, 2006 Decided: August 4, 2006 Before WILLIAMS, TRAXLER, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Lawrence Elie Meggison, Appellant Pro Se. Angela R. White, Assistant United States Attorney, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. See Local Rule 36(c). PER CURIAM: Lawrence Elie Meggison seeks to appeal the district court's order directing Meggison to inform the court whether he wished the court to construe a pleading as a 28 U.S.C. 2255 (2000) motion and, if so, to complete and submit the proper form. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. 1291 (2000), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. 1292 (2000); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949). The order Meggison seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Accordingly, we dismiss the 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. DISMISSED - 2 -

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