876 F2d 377 Edwards v. Black

876 F.2d 377

Leo EDWARDS, Jr., Petitioner-Appellant,
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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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).


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