Jay Junior Aiken v. Chip L. Hall


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion to appoint/assign counsel [1000095609-2] Originating case number: 1:16-cv-00248-FDW Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [1000106099]. Mailed to: Jay Junior Aiken CENTRAL STATE PRISON 4600 Fulton Mill Road Macon, GA 31208. [17-6454]

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Appeal: 17-6454 Doc: 10 Filed: 06/23/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 17-6454 JAY JUNIOR AIKEN Plaintiff - Appellant v. CHIP L. HALL, Sheriff, Jackson County; LINDA, RN; CHARLIE, Officer; JOHN BUCANON, Captain, Defendants – Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, at Asheville. Frank D. Whitney, Chief District Judge. (1:16-cv-00248-FDW) Submitted: June 20, 2017 Before SHEDD, WYNN, and DIAZ, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Jay Junior Aiken, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Decided: June 23, 2017 Appeal: 17-6454 Doc: 10 Filed: 06/23/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Jay Junior Aiken seeks to appeal the district court’s order dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) complaint. 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 September 21, 2016. The notice of appeal was filed, at the earliest, on March 22, 2017. Because Aiken failed to file a timely notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we deny Aiken’s motion to appoint counsel and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED 2

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