Strict Adherence to Deadlines
james.blumstein at Law.Vanderbilt.Edu
Mon Jun 18 15:16:47 PDT 2007
Apropos of the recent discussion of filing deadlines, List members may
be interested in an opinion by Justice Marshall, U.S. v. Locke, 471 U.S.
84 (1985), in which he ruled that parties forfeited significant rights
because they filed the required materials on December 31 when the
relevant law required that the materials be filed "prior to December
31." Strict adherence to time filing deadlines can cut across the
judicial philosophical spectrum.....
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