Calvin Sellars, Petitioner-appellee, v. W. J. Estelle, Jr., Director, Texas Department Ofcorrections, Respondent- Appellant, 591 F.2d 1208 (5th Cir. 1979)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 591 F.2d 1208 (5th Cir. 1979) March 23, 1979. Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied April 20, 1979

John L. Hill, Atty. Gen., Joe B. Dibrell, David M. Kendall, Jr., Douglas M. Becker, Asst. Attys. Gen., Austin, Tex., William Burge, Asst. Dist. Atty., Harris County, Calvin A. Hartmann, Houston, Tex., for respondent-appellant.

Larry Watts, Houston, Tex. (Court-appointed), Charles Alan Wright, Austin, Tex., for petitioner-appellee.

Before COLEMAN, GOLDBERG and GODBOLD, Circuit Judges.


This case was orally argued in Dallas on March 5, 1979. The opinion of the District Court is reported, Sellars v. Estelle, 450 F. Supp. 1245 (S.D. Tex., 1977) and Sellars v. Estelle, 450 F. Supp. 1262 (S.D. Tex., 1978).

Upon consideration of the record, briefs, and oral argument, we affirm on the basis of the findings, conclusions, and published opinions of the District Court.