Brownv.Clarke

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUITJan 2, 2015
No. 14-7169 (4th Cir. 2015)
No. 14-7169589 Fed. Appx. 138

No. 14-7169

01-02-2015

DAVID A. BROWN, Petitioner - Appellant, v. HAROLD W. CLARKE, Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections, Respondent - Appellee.

David A. Brown, Appellant Pro Se. Matthew P. Dullaghan, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee.


UNPUBLISHED Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at Roanoke. Jackson L. Kiser, Senior District Judge. (7:14-cv-00224-JLK-RSB) Before WILKINSON, GREGORY, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. David A. Brown, Appellant Pro Se. Matthew P. Dullaghan, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM:

David A. Brown seeks to appeal the district court's order denying his motion for production of documents in his pending action under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2012). This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1291 (2012), and certain interlocutory and collateral orders, 28 U.S.C. § 1292 (2012); Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp., 337 U.S. 541, 545-46 (1949). The order Brown seeks to appeal is neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order. Accordingly, we deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the 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