Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland.
No. 1:17-cv-01368—James S. Gwin, District Judge.
Argued: March 11, 2020
Decided and Filed: May 12, 2020
Before: NORRIS, DONALD, and NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judges.
NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judge. Missed deadlines are preventable and costly. So courts
enforce them strictly. Unfortunately for Damien Freeman, that means the door to the federal
courthouse is closed. This case presents a single question: does a limited resentencing that results
in a better-than-before sentence constitute a new “judgment,” as defined in 28 U.S.C.
§ 2244(d)(1)(A), which sets forth a one-year limitations period for habeas petitions? We hold
that it does not, so we AFFIRM the district court’s dismissal of Freeman’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254