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The United States Code generally requires a person to file a federal habeas corpus petition within a year of their state conviction becoming final, unless they are appealing the case at the state level on legal grounds. A Rhode Island man, who waited more than a decade to file this motion in Unites States District Court, tested the bounds of what the Supreme Court would consider a proper state appeal. Travis McDade explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.