Gregory Davis v. B. M. Antonelli, No. 18-7398 (4th Cir. 2019)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-7398 GREGORY RENARD DAVIS, Petitioner - Appellant, v. B. M. ANTONELLI, Respondent - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Greenville. Henry M. Herlong, Jr., Senior District Judge. (6:18-cv-01275-HMH) Submitted: January 22, 2019 Before MOTZ, KEENAN, and FLOYD, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Gregory Renard Davis, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Decided: January 25, 2019 PER CURIAM: Gregory Renard Davis, a federal prisoner, appeals the district court’s order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and dismissing without prejudice 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 Davis’ informal brief does not challenge the district court’s conclusion that Davis failed to satisfy administrative exhaustion requirements, Davis has forfeited appellate review of this dispositive conclusion. 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 leave to proceed in forma pauperis, 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. AFFIRMED 2