Michael Reynolds v. Jennifer Saad, No. 18-6941 (4th Cir. 2018)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-6941 MICHAEL CURTIS REYNOLDS, Petitioner - Appellant, v. JENNIFER SAAD, Warden, Respondent - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, at Clarksburg. Irene M. Keeley, Senior District Judge. (1:17-cv-00124-IMK) Submitted: September 14, 2018 Decided: September 20, 2018 Before NIEMEYER and KING, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Michael Curtis Reynolds, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: 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 2