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Friday, August 6, 2010

Some State Administrative Procedure Tolls Federal Habeas Deadline

Fifth Circuit justice Jerry E. Smith, writing for a panel including Justices Jacques Weiner and Jennifer Elrod, remanded trial court dismissals of habeas corpus petitions because Tex. Gov't Code section 501.0081(b)(1)-(2) bars a state habeas petition for at least 180 days after the filing of a required time-credit dispute-resolution request, which, in turn, tolls the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

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