No. 09-1856.

638 F.3d 315 (2011)

Wilfredo RAMOS-MARTÍNEZ, Petitioner, Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Respondent, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Heard January 5, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Linda Backiel , by appointment of the court, for appellant.

Luke Cass , Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez , United States Attorney, and Nelson Pérez-Sosa , Assistant United States Attorney (Chief, Appellate Division), were on brief, for appellee.

Before BOUDIN, Circuit Judge, SOUTER, Associate Justice, and SELYA, Circuit Judge.

SELYA, Circuit Judge.

This case presents a question of first impression in this circuit: Is the limitations period for the filing of a federal prisoner's habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2255(f) subject to equitable tolling? We answer this question affirmatively, but— even though the petitioner raises a serious question about whether he was unlawfully deprived of the services of a qualified interpreter—...

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