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Habeas Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC40312 - Langston v. Commissioner of Correction- Dismissal of petition for a writ of habeas corpus as untimely under General Statutes § 52-470 (e). (“The petitioner argues that he established good cause for the delayed filing of his untimely petition, and the habeas court’s judgment of dismissal was improper. We are not convinced and, thus, affirm the judgment of the habeas court… on appeal, he argues that the habeas court erred in concluding that he failed to show good cause for the delay. Specifically, the petitioner contends that (1) this untimely petition does not violate the spirit or purpose of § 52-470 because it concerns issues that have been litigated consistently since 1999, and (2) in withdrawing his prior petition, he was following the advice of his former attorney and did not understand the consequences of this decision. We are not persuaded.”)