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Dotson v. Justus

Petition for certiorari denied on March 25, 2024
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-652 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issue: Whether a habeas petitioner can show that a mental illness constitutes an “extraordinary circumstance” that warrants reopening a final judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6), and equitably tolling the statute of limitations, without evidence that the mental illness rendered the petitioner incapable of filing during the limitations period.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 16 2023Application (23A370) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 13, 2023 to December 13, 2023, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 25 2023Application (23A370) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 13, 2023.
Dec 13 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 16, 2024)
Jan 05 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 16, 2024 to February 15, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 09 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 15, 2024.
Feb 15 2024Brief of respondent Berman Justus, Jr. in opposition filed.
Mar 04 2024Reply of petitioner Chadwick Dotson filed. (Distributed)
Mar 06 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/22/2024.
Mar 25 2024Petition DENIED.