US v. Michael Rufus

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-7740 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. MICHAEL ALONZA RUFUS, Defendant Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia. Matthew J. Perry, Jr., Senior District Judge. (3:02-cr-00550-MJP-1) Submitted: November 17, 2009 Decided: November 25, 2009 Before WILKINSON, MICHAEL, and KING, Circuit Judges. Dismissed in part; affirmed in part by unpublished per curiam opinion. Michael Alonza Rufus, Appellant Pro Se. William Kenneth Witherspoon, Assistant United States Attorney, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Michael court's text Alonza Rufus his seeks to appeal for the to district appoint order denying motions bond, counsel, for discovery, and for a hearing. and dismiss in part. We affirm in part This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. 1291 (2006), and certain interlocutory and collateral 54(b); (1949). Rufus' orders, v. 28 U.S.C. 1292 Indus. (2006); Loan Fed. R. Civ. U.S. P. 541 Cohen Beneficial Corp., 337 The portion of the district court's order that denied motions to appoint counsel, for discovery, and for a hearing is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal in part for lack of jurisdiction. With regard to the part of the district court's order denying Rufus' motion for bond, we have reviewed the record and find no reversible error. United States v. Rufus, No. 3:02-crAccordingly, we affirm in 00550-MJP-1 (D.S.C. Aug. 20, 2009). part. We We deny Rufus' motion to place the appeal in abeyance. with oral argument because the facts and legal dispense contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED IN PART; AFFIRMED IN PART 2

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