Juan Contreras v. Charles Ratledge
OPINION/ORDER DIRECTING LIMITED REMAND [4CCA retains jurisdiction]. Originating case number: 5:14-hc-02014-D. Copies to all parties and the district court. Mailed to: Appellant.  [16-7500]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
JUAN ANTONIO CONTRERAS,
Petitioner - Appellant,
Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of North Carolina, at Raleigh. James C. Dever III, Chief
District Judge. (5:14-hc-02014-D)
February 16, 2017
February 22, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, DUNCAN, Circuit Judge, and HAMILTON,
Senior Circuit Judge.
Remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Juan Antonio Contreras, Appellant Pro Se. Jennifer P. May-Parker,
Assistant United States Attorney, Seth Morgan Wood, OFFICE OF THE
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Juan Antonio Contreras, a federal prisoner, seeks to appeal
the district court’s order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2241
Parties in a civil action in which the United
States or an officer or agency of the federal government is a party
are accorded sixty days after the entry of the district court’s
final judgment or order to note an appeal.
Fed. R. App. P.
“[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).
Because Contreras is incarcerated, the notice of appeal is
considered filed on the date that he delivered it to prison
officials for mailing to the court.
Fed. R. App. P. 4(c)(1);
Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266, 276 (1988).
The record does not
conclusively establish when Contreras delivered the notice of
appeal to prison officials for mailing.
Accordingly, we remand
this case for the limited purpose of allowing the district court
to obtain this information from the parties and to determine
whether Contreras timely filed his notice of appeal.
as supplemented, will then be returned to this court for further
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