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Circuit court’s dismissal of habeas petition is reversed (access required)

As the record supported a prisoner’s assertion that his habeas corpus petition was timely filed, the Supreme Court found the circuit court abused its discretion in dismissing the petition. Background On April 11, 2016, Monte Walton filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the circuit court. In an order entered on May 6, 2016, ...