No. 00-3891.

265 F.3d 687 (2001)

Dennis SKILLICORN, Petitioner-Appellee, v. Al LUEBBERS, Respondent-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: September 10, 2001.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied: October 22, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael J. Spillane, Asst. Atty. General, argued, Jefferson City, MO (Jeremiah W. Nixon, Missouri Atty. General, on the brief), for appellant.

Kent E. Gispon, argued, Kansas City, MO (Wiliam C. Odle, Kansas City, MO, on the brief), for appellee.


Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied: October 22, 2001.

LOKEN, Circuit Judge.

Chapter 154 of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 ("AEDPA") provides certain procedural advantages to qualifying States in federal habeas proceedings brought by state prisoners under sentence of death. For example, Chapter 154 imposes a 180-day limitation period for filing a federal habeas petition, 28 U.S.C. § 2263(a), rather than the one-year filing...

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