Christopher Cook v. Lewis Smith
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
CHRISTOPHER EUGENE COOK, Petitioner - Appellant, v. LEWIS SMITH, Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, at Greensboro. James A. Beaty, Jr., Chief District Judge. (1:08-cv-00300-JAB-RAE)
February 19, 2009
February 27, 2009
Before WILKINSON, DUNCAN, and AGEE, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Christopher Eugene Cook, Appellant Pro Se. Clarence Joe DelForge III, Mary Carla Hollis, Assistant Attorneys General, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: Christopher Eugene Cook seeks to appeal the district court's order affirming the magistrate judge's order denying his motion to amend his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2006) petition. court may exercise jurisdiction only over final This 28
U.S.C. § 1291 (2006), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1292 (2006); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541 (1949). The order
Cook seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Accordingly, we deny leave
to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. 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
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