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Habeas Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20576 - Felder v. Commissioner of Correction (Whether federal habeas petition is a prior petition; judgment of the Appellate Court dismissing the petitioner’s habeas petition on the grounds it was untimely filed and there was no good cause to excuse the delay; “This certified appeal requires us to consider whether the Appellate Court correctly determined that (1) the phrase “prior petition,” as used in § 52-470 (d), unambiguously refers to prior state habeas petitions and does not also include prior federal habeas petitions, and (2) the habeas court had not abused its discretion in dismissing the petition because the petitioner did not establish good cause to excuse the untimely filing of his habeas petition, as required by § 52-470 (e). We agree with the Appellate Court’s determinations and, therefore, affirm the judgment of the Appellate Court.”)