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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, October 30, 2006

SCOTUS to hear Lawrence v. Florida Today

Supreme_court_20_6The Supreme Court will hear the oral argument in Lawrence v. Florida today.

Questions presented: (1)Whether the one-year statute of limitations period of the Antiterro rism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) denies habeas relief? (2) Does the confusion around the statute of limitations --as evidenced by the split in the circuits -- constitute an "extraordinary circumstance," entitling a defendant to equitable tolling during the time when his claim is being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court on certiorari?

Details. . . [Mark Godsey]

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