United States v. Jones

00-6272 | 4th Cir. | Apr 21, 2000

Before WIDENER and WILKINS, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Ronald Lee Jones, Appellant Pro Se. Michael Edward Rich, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. See Local Rule 36(c).


Ronald Lee Jones seeks to appeal the district court’s order denying his motion filed under 28 U.S.C.A. § 2255 (West Supp. 1999). We have reviewed the record and the district court’s opin- ion and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we deny a certif- icate of appealability and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. See United States v. Jones, Nos. CR-96-191; CA-00-138 (E.D. Va. Feb. 3, 2000). [*] We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.



[*] Although the district court’s order is marked as “filed” on February 2, 1999, the district court’s records show that it was entered on the docket sheet on February 3, 1999. Pursuant to Rules 58 and 79(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, it is the date the order was entered on the docket sheet that we take as the effective date of the district court’s decision. See Wilson v. Murray, 806 F.2d 1232" date_filed="1986-12-15" court="4th Cir." case_name="Albert L. Wilson v. Edward Murray, Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections">806 F.2d 1232, 1234-35 (4th Cir. 1986). 2