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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Doctor B. JONES, Jr., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Richard V. SPENCER, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Navy, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 18-2224

Decided: March 18, 2019

Before WYNN and RICHARDSON, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Doctor B. Jones, Jr., Appellant Pro Se. Rudy E. Renfer, Assistant United States Attorney, Joshua Bryan Royster, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee.

Doctor B. Jones, Jr., appeals the district court's order dismissing his age and racial employment discrimination complaint for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Jones’ informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Jones 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 and deny Jones’ motion to appoint counsel. 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Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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