No. 82-2499.

709 F.2d 944 (1983)

Henry Martinez PORTER, Petitioner-Appellant, v. W.J. ESTELLE, Jr., Director, Texas Department of Corrections, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied August 31, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Douglas Tinker, Corpus Christi, Tex., A. Deniz Tor, Gelberg & Abrams, John A. Herfort, Andrea G. Hirsch, Edward M. Chikofsky, New York City, for petitioner-appellant.

Mark White, Atty. Gen., Leslie A. Benitez, Asst. Atty. Gen., Austin, Tex., for respondent-appellee.

Before RUBIN and TATE, Circuit Judges, and STAGG, District Judge.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied August 31, 1983.

TATE, Circuit Judge:

This is an appeal from the district court's denial, without an evidentiary hearing, of the petition of Henry Porter, a Texas prisoner, for a writ of habeas corpus, 28 U.S.C. § 2254, with respect to his conviction for capital murder and the imposition of the death penalty. This federal habeas application asserts that certain errors of constitutional dimensions occurred during...

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