In Re William Lebron Church, Petitioner, 917 F.2d 22 (4th Cir. 1990)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 917 F.2d 22 (4th Cir. 1990) Submitted Oct. 1, 1990. Decided Oct. 26, 1990

On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

William Lebron Church, appellant pro se.


Before DONALD RUSSELL and PHILLIPS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


William Lebron Church brought this mandamus petition seeking an order recusing the district court judge and magistrate currently considering his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Church has failed to show any bias on the part of the district court judge or magistrate that would warrant recusal. See In re: Beard, 811 F.2d 818 (4th Cir. 1987) (party must show extrajudicial bias to establish need for recusal). Accordingly, we grant permission to proceed in forma pauperis and deny mandamus relief. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not significantly aid in the decisional process.