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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:On Aug. 19, 2003, Bruce Raulston filed a pro se notice of appeal. He attached it to an Order of Dismissal for Want of Prosecution, dated June 16, 2003. The court of appeals instructed Raulston to amend his notice to include the date of the judgment and to file a brief explaining why, if the date of the judgment was on June 16, his appeal was more than 60 days after the judgment. Raulston filed a brief, but did not discuss the timeliness issue. Instead, he included a docketing order regarding lack of jurisdiction on Aug. 20. On Sept. 15, Raulston declined to file an amended notice of appeal, stating that he “honors this request from the court but cannot fulfill that request as it would modify judgment and would create inaccuracies in the docketing statement that has already been submitted twice and will not be amended nor subjected to change.” HOLDING:Dismissed for want of jurisdiction and want of prosecution. “Because appellant has declined to amend his notice of appeal, the Court deems the August 19, 2003 notice of appeal, with the attached dismissal order of June 16, 2003, as appellant’s notice of appeal of the June 16, 2003 order. Appellant’s notice of ordinary appeal was untimely filed 64 days after the dismissal order was signed. Accordingly, the Court is without jurisdiction to consider appellant’s appeal of the June 16, 2003 order.” OPINION:Per curiam; Moseley, Richter and Francis, JJ.

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