April 25, 2006
SCOTUS Habeas Case
From BNA.com: The U.S. Supreme Court April 25 decided one case related to the criminal justice system. In Day v. McDonough, No. 04-1324, the court held that a federal district court has discretion to dismiss a habeas corpus petition sua sponte for failing to comply with the one-year statute of limitations set by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act even if the state has answered the petition without contesting the issue of timeliness.
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