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DAMIEN FREEMAN,
Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
LYNEAL WAINWRIGHT, Warden,
Respondent-Appellee.
   No. 18-3913
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.


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OPINION
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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 petition.