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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Michael Curtis REYNOLDS, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Jennifer SAAD, Warden, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 18-6941

Decided: September 20, 2018

Before NIEMEYER and KING, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Michael Curtis Reynolds, Appellant Pro Se.

Michael Curtis Reynolds, a federal prisoner, appeals the district court's order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (2012) petition. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Reynolds’ informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Reynolds has forfeited appellate review of the 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 affirm the district court's judgment. We deny Reynolds’ motions to compel, to show cause, for summary judgment, and for a hearing. We deny as moot Reynolds’ motion for release pending appeal. 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Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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