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Fourth Circuit Cracks Down on Tardy Filings in Pair of Opinions

United States v. Oliver (No. 15-4376) In Oliver, the Fourth Circuit addressed the Court’s authority to dismiss a criminal appeal as untimely sua sponte. Oliver filed his appeal nearly three months after the denial of his §2255 petition, and several years after his actual conviction. The Court notes that “when the Government promptly invokes the rule [setting

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