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TREVINO v. COAKLEY (2019)

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Aaron TREVINO, Petitioner - Appellant, v. Joe COAKLEY, Respondent - Appellee.

No. 18-7467

Decided: April 29, 2019

Before FLOYD and QUATTLEBAUM, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Aaron Trevino, Appellant Pro Se.

Aaron Trevino, a federal prisoner, appeals the district court's order adopting the magistrate judge's recommendation and dismissing 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 Trevino's informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Trevino 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, although we grant Trevino leave to proceed in forma pauperis, we affirm the district court's order. 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:

Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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