High Court Takes Up Tolling Issue In Actual Innocence Claim

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a Sixth Circuit ruling that found a person seeking to extend the statute of limitations based on a claim of actual innocence should be treated differently from someone seeking the same relief for less compelling reasons.

The high court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari without commenting on the matter.

In March, a three-judge panel for the Sixth Circuit reversed and remanded a district court’s denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus...
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