Kholi v. Wall, No. 08-1159 - U.S. First Circuit
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Kholi v. Wall, No. 08-1159

In habeas proceedings district court's dismissal of the petition as time-barred is reversed and remanded as a state post-conviction motion to reduce an imposed sentence that seeks purely discretionary leniency and does not challenge the validity of the conviction or sentence acts as a tolling mechanism within the purview of 28 U.S.C section 2244(d)(2), and thus, defendant's habeas petition was timely filed and improvidently dismissed.     

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Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Decided September 23, 2009

Judges

Before:  Torruella, Seyla, and Dyk, Circuit Judges.   

Opinion by Seyla, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant:  Judith H. Mizner, Assistant Federal Public Defender

For Appellee:  Christopher R. Bush, Special Assistant Attorney General, with whom Patrick C. Lynch, Attorney General