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McDonough v. Smith, 18–485

Clarified when the statute of limitations begins to run on a fabricated-evidence claim. Held that the clock started when the criminal proceedings terminated in the defendant's favor -- that is, when he was acquitted at the end of his second trial. Justice Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the 6-3 Court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/20

Judges

  • Sotomayor

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

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