No. 01-20032.

275 F.3d 471 (2001)

Matthew Todd LEDFORD, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Tommy THOMAS, Sheriff, Harris County; et al., Respondents, Janie Cockrell, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

December 11, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stanley G. Schneider (argued), Schneider & McKinney, Houston, TX, for Petitioner-Appellant.

Dana Lavine Mills (argued), Austin, TX, for Respondent-Appellee.

Before KING, Chief Judge, and JOLLY and EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judges.


On a petition for habeas relief asserting that the conviction by the State of Texas of petitioner Matthew Todd Ledford for possession of a controlled substance violated the Double Jeopardy Clause, where the State previously had assessed a substantial tax against petitioner on the controlled substance and petitioner had made a partial payment of that tax, the district court denied relief. Ledford v. Thomas, 144 F.Supp.2d 709<...

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