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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Keith Antonio BARNETT, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS; Robert Hudgins, Warden of FCI Gilmer of West Virginia, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 20-7799

Decided: April 27, 2021

Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, AGEE, Circuit Judge, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Keith Antonio Barnett, Appellant Pro Se.

Keith Antonio Barnett appeals the district court's order granting Defendants’ motion for summary judgment in Barnett's action under Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388, 91 S.Ct. 1999, 29 L.Ed.2d 619 (1971). On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the informal brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Barnett's informal brief does not challenge several dispositive bases for the district court's disposition, he has forfeited appellate review of those findings. 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 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.



FOOTNOTE.   We have reviewed the issues raised in Barnett's informal brief and discern no reversible error based on those claims.


Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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