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HORTON v. US, 98-3481

A defendant's conviction becomes "final" under 18 2255 (6)(1) when the Supreme Court denies the defendant's petition for a writ of certiorari (absent a suspension order from the Court or a Justice), irrespective of the opportunity to petition the Supreme Court for rehearing.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/19/2000
  • Decided 03/28/2001
  • Published 03/28/2001


  • CUDAHY, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, CUDAHY and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David M. Kroeger (argued), Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Eric Sussman (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Div., Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellee.
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