UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. Hervey Allen RANSOM, Defendant - Appellant.
Decided: March 13, 2020
Before NIEMEYER and AGEE, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge.
Hervey Allen Ransom, Appellant Pro Se.
Hervey Allen Ransom seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2018) motion. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was not timely filed.
When the United States or its officer or agency is a party in a civil case, the notice of appeal must be filed no more than 60 days after the entry of the district court's final judgment or order, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(B), 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, 127 S.Ct. 2360, 168 L.Ed.2d 96 (2007).
The district court entered its order on May 26, 2017. Ransom filed the notice of appeal in November 2019. Because Ransom failed to file a timely notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we 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.
FOOTNOTE. In addition, Ransom previously appealed from the 2017 order, see United States v. Ransom, 705 F. App'x 208 (4th Cir. 2017) (No. 17-6768), and we are without jurisdiction to entertain a second appeal from the same judgment.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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