ROBERTS v. North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services Inc., Defendant. (2020)
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Jimmy Allen ROBERTS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Frank L. PERRY, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Adult Correction (Official Capacity); Kenneth Lassiter, Director, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Adult Correction (Official Capacity), Defendants-Appellees, North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services Inc., Defendant.
Decided: May 27, 2020
Before AGEE and QUATTLEBAUM, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge.
Jimmy Allen Roberts, Appellant Pro Se.
Jimmy Allen Roberts seeks to appeal the district court's order denying Roberts’ motion for the appointment of counsel in his ongoing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2018) civil rights action. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1291 (2018), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1292 (2018); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541, 545-46, 69 S.Ct. 1221, 93 L.Ed. 1528 (1949). The order Roberts seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Accordingly, we dismiss this appeal for lack of jurisdiction. 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Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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