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Political Expediency Equals Unfairness

There are many things wrong with the American legal system, but the law giving a one year statute of limitations deadline to file habeas corpus appeals in the federal courts is definitely near the top of the list. People convicted of a crime who missed the filing deadline, through no fault of their own, by just one day have sacrificed strong claims. Some of these claims challenged what is know considered faulty analysis of evidence.

The Marshall Project has a very detailed article explaining how unfair the habeas corpus law is.

Click here to read the article.