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RILEY v. COCKRELL, 02-41179

Motions for additional certificates of appealability (COA) on claims of lack of jurisdiction to prosecute and ineffective assistance of counsel for arguing "no mitigation" and failing to argue that petitioner had accepted responsibility for his actions by pleading guilty are denied.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/16/2003
  • Published 07/16/2003


  • EDITH BROWN CLEMENT, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, SMITH and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Alexander Lee Calhoun,Law Office of Alex Calhoun, Austin, TX, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Deni S. Garcia, Austin, TX, for Respondent-Appellee.