BRUCE BUNTING v. ROY COOPER UNC MEDICAL CENTER DR JAMES ENGLEMAN

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

BRUCE BUNTING, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. ROY A. COOPER, North Carolina Governor; UNC MEDICAL CENTER; DR. JAMES ENGLEMAN, Defendants - Appellees.

No. 17-6839

    Decided: November 09, 2017

Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, DUNCAN, Circuit Judge, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.Bruce Bunting, Appellant Pro Se. Joseph Finarelli, Special Deputy Attorney General, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee.

Bruce Bunting appeals the district court's order adopting the magistrate judge's recommendation and dismissing his 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983 (2012) complaint and motion for an emergency injunction. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Bunting's informal briefs do not challenge the bases for the district court's dismissal of his complaint, we conclude that Bunting has forfeited appellate review of the issue. See Williams v. Giant Food Inc., 370 F.3d 423, 430 n.4 (4th Cir. 2004). We further conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing Bunting's motion for an emergency injunction. See League of Women Voters of N.C. v. North Carolina, 769 F.3d 224, 235 (4th Cir. 2014). Accordingly, we affirm the district court's order. We also deny as moot Bunting's motion for reconsideration of this court's order denying his Fed. R. App. P. 8(a) motion, and we deny Bunting's petitions for a writ of mandamus. 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.

AFFIRMED

PER CURIAM:

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