Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Charles T. Marshall, Dallas, Tex. (Court-appointed), for petitioner-appellant.
Charles J. Baldree, Asst. Dist. Atty., Dallas, Tex., for respondent-appellee.
Before BROWN, POLITZ and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Melvin Eugene Wright sued the Dallas County Sheriff's Department claiming a civil rights violation under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He alleged that deputy sheriffs had seized a number of items of personal property, mostly law books, when he was transferred from the Dallas County jail to the state penal system.
Wright requested appointment of a named attorney. The district court denied this request without reason given. He again requested appointment...
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