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Criminal—Sentence reduction motion tolled statute for habeas (access required)

A criminal defendant’s petition for habeas corpus relief was timely because his state court motion to reduce his sentence constituted an application for collateral review under Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act that tolled the statute of limitations during its pendency. Background William James Mitchell filed a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition with the United States District Court ...

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