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Name: Clay v. United States
Case #: 01-1500
Opinion Date: 03/04/2003
Court: US Supreme Court
District USSup
Citation: 537 U.S. 522

For the purpose of starting the clock, a one-year limitation period for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. section 2255 starts when the time expires for filing a petition for certiorari contesting the appellate court’s decision. Thereafter, the judgment of conviction becomes final and finality attaches barring further post-conviction relief.