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Criminal Law: Habeas Petition – Statute Of Limitations – Equitable Tolling

Burns v. Prudden (MLW No. 59995/Case No. 09-1704 - 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Gruender, J.) Where a district court dismissed defendant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus as untimely, an intervening decision by the appellate court satisfied the "extraordinary circumstances" requirement for equitable tolling, so the case is remanded for a ...
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