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Rule 35 Motion Tolls Habeas Limitation Period

A motion to reduce sentence under Rhode Island Rule of Criminal Procedure 35 (similar to the federal rule) is "collateral review" and tolls the limitations period for filing a federal habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. ยง2244(d)(2).  The Supreme Court opinion in Wall v. Kholi, No. 09-868, is here.  Opinion by Justice Alito.  No dissents.  Justice Scalia does not join one footnote reserving the question of whether a Rule 35 motion can be "direct review."

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