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Criminal – Habeas Limitations – Equitable Tolling – Mental Incapacity (access required)

Although most courts have sensibly concluded that a petitioner’s mental incapacity or disability can rise to the level necessary to trigger equitable tolling of the one-year statute of limitations applicable to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas petitions, this Virginia inmate’s allegations of a history of mental illness and psychotropic medication do not show the necessary ...

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