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April 25, 2022

Supreme Court grants cert on procedural issue relating to federal suits seeking DNA testing of crime-scene evidence

For the first time in what seems like a while, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in a couple of new cases this morning.  The two cert grants in this order list has one civil matter and on criminal matter. The criminal case is Reed v. Goertz, No. 21-442, and here is its question presented via SCOTUSblog:

Issue: Whether the statute of limitations for a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim seeking DNA testing of crime-scene evidence begins to run at the end of state-court litigation denying DNA testing, including any appeals (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has held), or whether it begins to run at the moment the state trial court denies DNA testing, despite any subsequent appeal (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, joining the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, held below).

April 25, 2022 at 09:49 AM | Permalink

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