UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Roderick BLACK, a/k/a Roger, Defendant-Appellant.
Decided: February 27, 2019
Before AGEE, DIAZ, and THACKER, Circuit Judges.
Roderick Black, Appellant Pro Se.
Roderick Black appeals the district court's order construing his Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b) motion as an unauthorized successive 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) motion and dismissing it for lack of jurisdiction. We have reviewed the record and find no reversible error.
In the same order, the district court denied relief on two motions Black labeled “Motion to Modify Sentence Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2)” and “Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's Denial of Defendant's 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2).” On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Black's informal brief does not challenge the bases for the district court's disposition of these other motions, Black has forfeited appellate review of that portion of the district court's order. See Jackson v. Lightsey, 775 F.3d 170, 177 (4th Cir. 2014) (“The informal brief is an important document; under Fourth Circuit rules, our review is limited to issues preserved in that brief.”).
Accordingly, we deny as unnecessary a certificate of appealability (“COA”) and affirm. See United States v. McRae, 793 F.3d 392, 400 (4th Cir. 2015) (“[W]e need not issue a COA before determining whether the district court erred in dismissing [a] purported Rule 60(b) motion as an unauthorized successive habeas petition.”). 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Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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