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Habeas Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20558 - Rose v. Commissioner of Correction (“This certified appeal requires us to examine the proper application …that good cause excused the delayed filing of his habeas petition because his former attorney, Anthony A. Wallace, had advised him to withdraw a prior timely filed habeas petition but had failed to advise him of the need to refile a new petition within the time constraints imposed by § 52-470 (c). The habeas court rejected the petitioner’s claim and dismissed his petition as untimely on the ground that Attorney Wallace had advised the petitioner to ‘withdraw but [to] do it now,’ and the petitioner had failed to offer a ‘reason, impediment, or excuse’ for the delayed filing of a subsequent petition. (Emphasis in original.) The Appellate Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court.")