829 F.2d 36 (4th Cir. 1987), 87-8026, Matter of Lovern

Docket Nº:87-8026
Citation:829 F.2d 36
Party Name:In re W. Michael LOVERN, Petitioner.
Case Date:September 08, 1987
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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829 F.2d 36 (4th Cir. 1987)

In re W. Michael LOVERN, Petitioner.

No. 87-8026

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

September 8, 1987

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Submitted July 16, 1987.


On Application for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis on a Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

W. Michael Lovern, petitioner pro se.

Before K.K. HALL, SPROUSE and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.


W. Michael Lovern petitions this Court for a writ of mandamus to recuse the district court judge in Lovern's criminal case from handling any further proceedings involving Lovern, specifically his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion. We deny the petition. After accusing the judge of personal bias and self interest, Lovern asserted that he could not get a fair trial in any of the courts in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Lovern's dissatisfaction with the court began when his probation was revoked after a hearing on the matter. Lovern appealed that decision to this Court. In that appeal Lovern requested a grant of recusal...

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