Kent Bell v. J. Messina, No. 18-6809 (4th Cir. 2018)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-6809 KENT BELL, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. J. MESSINA, (Woman) Staff MCTC; STACEY HOFFMAN, (Staff) MCTC; JASON GANOE, (Staff) MCTC; RICHARD DOVEY, (Warden) MCTC, Defendants - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. George L. Russell, III, District Judge. (1:17-cv-01354-GLR) Submitted: November 29, 2018 Decided: December 4, 2018 Before DUNCAN and KEENAN, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Kent Bell, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Kent Bell appeals the district court’s order denying relief on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) complaint. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant’s brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Bell’s informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court’s disposition, Bell 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 deny Bell’s motion for appointment of counsel and 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. AFFIRMED 2