876 F2d 377 Edwards v. Black

876 F.2d 377

Leo EDWARDS, Jr., Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
Lee Roy BLACK, Commissioner Mississippi Department of
Corrections, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 89-4458.

United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit.

June 17, 1989.

Clive A. Stafford Smith, Atlanta, Ga., for petitioner-appellant.

Mike Moore, Atty. Gen., Marvin L. White, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Jackson, Miss., for respondent-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court For the Southern District of Mississippi, William H. Barbour, Jr., Judge.

Before CLARK, Chief Judge, and WILLIAMS and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.

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PER CURIAM:

1

Edwards seeks in this successive writ petition a certificate of probable cause and stay of execution. For the reasons stated in the district court's opinion of June 16, 1989, we are persuaded that Edwards has not demonstrated a "substantial showing of the denial of a federal right." Barefoot v. Estelle, 463 U.S. 880, 893, 103 S.Ct. 3383, 3394, 77 L.Ed.2d 1090 (1983).

2

Accordingly, the application for certificate of probable cause and stay of execution is DENIED.