The district court denied the petitioner's habeas petition. The petitioner's seven-month delay, without an offered reason, in hiring an attorney weighs heavily against his argument for equitable tolling. The district court's dismissal of the federal habeas petition is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-41080, 07-18-2013.
Palacios v. Stephens
August 5, 2013