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3. Jurisdiction

Robert Gacho v. Kim Butler, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals No. 13-3911, 7/2/15 The dismissal of Gacho’s habeas petition without prejudice to refiling makes the dismissal order non-final; because the court of appeals’ jurisdiction extends only to final orders, his appeal is dismissed. Gacho’s state postconviction proceedings have been ongoing since 1991. (He is challenging his… Read More

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Kevin Stanbridge v. Gregory Scott, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Nos. 14-1548 & 14-2114, 6/29/15 While Stanbridge’s prior sexual abuse conviction is a necessary predicate for his current confinement as a sexually violent person, once the sentence for the conviction expired he is no longer “in custody” for that conviction for purposes of bringing a collateral attack… Read More

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seventh circuit decision Habeas Procedure – Appellate Jurisdiction  Where a party has filed a timely notice of appeal to a judgment, and the district court subsequently enters an amended judgment nunc pro tunc (“now for then”) conforming language in the original judgment, an amended notice of appeal isn’t necessary to confer appellate jurisdiction: … The district court’s February… Read More

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district court decision, denying respondent’s motion to amend judgment granting habeas relief (post on original grant, here). Habeas – State’s Waiver The State’s failure to raise certain arguments, prior to grant of 2254 relief, waived its right to press those points on a Rule 59 motion to amend the judgment granting relief. The respondent in… Read More

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Alan O. Moore, Sr. v. Mote, 368 F. 3d 754 (7th Cir. No. 03-3213, 5/17/04) Issue/Holding: Dismissal with leave to refile following exhaustion of state court remedies doesn’t support a notice of appeal: Generally, this court has jurisdiction only to review final judgments, 28 U.S.C. § 1291. The district court’s order dismissing the case without prejudice… Read More

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