ALLISON CLAIRE, Magistrate Judge.
Petitioner is a former state prisoner proceeding without counsel. On September 8, 2014, he filed a petition for writ of corum nobis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1651. ECF No. 1. Petitioner consented to magistrate judge jurisdiction (ECF No. 3) and, on April 30, 2015, the court entered an order dismissing the petition without prejudice to refilling in state court. ECF No. 5. On January 3, 2017, petitioner filed a motion for reconsideration of that dismissal. ECF No. 7. The court will deny the motion for reconsideration as untimely.
A motion for reconsideration is construed as a motion to alter or amend judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) when filed within the time limit set by that rule.
The motion is also untimely under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b), however. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provide that "[a] motion under Rule 60(b) must be made within a reasonable time. . . no more than a year after the entry of the judgment or order or the date of the proceeding." Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(c)(1). The motion exceeds that deadline.
The court would not grant petitioner's motion even if it were timely. The court previously dismissed the petition after finding that coram nobis was not available to attack a state court conviction. ECF No. 5 at 2. Petitioner has failed to offer any legal argument which causes the court to question the validity of its previous finding.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Petitioner's motion for reconsideration (ECF No. 7) is denied.