US v. Ballance

Filing 920071026

Opinion

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 07-7165 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus FRANK W. BALLANCE, JR., Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Raleigh. Terrence W. Boyle, District Judge. (5:04-cr-00282-BO: 5:06-cv-00365-BO) Submitted: October 18, 2007 Decided: October 26, 2007 Before WILKINSON, NIEMEYER, and KING, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Frank W. Ballance, Jr., Appellant Pro Se. Stephen Aubrey West, Dennis M. Duffy, Assistant United States Attorneys, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Frank Ballance seeks to appeal the district court's order granting in part and denying in part the Government's motion to dismiss Ballance's 28 U.S.C. 2255 (2000) motion. The Government This court moved to dismiss Ballance's appeal as interlocutory. 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 Ballance seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Accordingly, we grant the Government's motion We dispense with contentions are and dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. oral argument because the facts and legal adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED - 2 -

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