Dexter Brunson v. Carolyn W. Colvin


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Diana E. Murphy, Steven M. Colloton and Raymond W. Gruender (UNPUBLISHED) [4477873] [16-1603]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 16-1603 ___________________________ Dexter A. Brunson lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant - Appellee ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Pine Bluff ____________ Submitted: December 6, 2016 Filed: December 9, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before COLLOTON, MURPHY, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 16-1603 Page: 1 Date Filed: 12/09/2016 Entry ID: 4477873 Dexter A. Brunson appeals following the district court’s1 order affirming a 2012 administrative decision to deny a hearing on his third application for disability insurance benefits. Brunson has abandoned any challenge to the only ruling properly before this court by not raising it in his brief. See Freitas v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., Inc., 703 F.3d 436, 438 n.3 (8th Cir. 2013) (issue is deemed abandoned where party fails to raise or discuss it in his brief); Carter v. Lutheran Med. Ctr., 87 F.3d 1025, 1026 (8th Cir. 1996) (per curiam) (dismissing pro se litigant’s appeal where brief presented no question for appellate court to decide because it identified no basis of alleged error by district court). Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Susan Webber Wright, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, adopting the report and recommendation of the Honorable J. Thomas Ray, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. -2- Appellate Case: 16-1603 Page: 2 Date Filed: 12/09/2016 Entry ID: 4477873

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