Lorenzo Nesbitt v. Warden, McCormick Corr Inst


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999677714-2], updating fee code Originating case number: 8:11-cv-00920-RBH. Copies to all parties and the district court. [999703535]. Mailed to: Lorenzo Nesbitt. [15-7457]

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Appeal: 15-7457 Doc: 8 Filed: 11/20/2015 Pg: 1 of 3 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 15-7457 LORENZO NESBITT, a/k/a Lorenzo C. Nesbitt, Petitioner - Appellant, v. WARDEN, MCCORMICK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, Respondent – Appellee, and STATE Respondent. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Anderson. R. Bryan Harwell, District Judge. (8:11-cv-00920-RBH) Submitted: November 17, 2015 Decided: November 20, 2015 Before SHEDD, DUNCAN, and DIAZ, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Lorenzo Nesbitt, Appellant Pro Se. William Edgar Salter, III, Assistant Attorney General, Donald John Zelenka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 15-7457 Doc: 8 Filed: 11/20/2015 Pg: 2 of 3 PER CURIAM: Lorenzo Nesbitt seeks to appeal the district court’s order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2012) petition. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was not timely filed. Parties are accorded 30 days after the entry of the district court’s final judgment or order to note an appeal, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(A), unless the district court extends the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5), or reopens the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(6). “[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). The district court’s order was entered on the docket on May 31, 2012. The notice of appeal was filed on August 18, 2015. * Because Nesbitt failed to file a timely notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the appeal. dispense with oral argument because * the facts and We legal For the purpose of this appeal, we assume that the date appearing on the notice of appeal is the earliest date it could have been properly delivered to prison officials for mailing to the court. Fed. R. App. P. 4(c); Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988). 2 Appeal: 15-7457 Doc: 8 contentions Filed: 11/20/2015 are adequately Pg: 3 of 3 presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED 3

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