Rosenberg, "Continuing Crimes" and Statutes of Limitations
, 25 Westlaw J.
Division 2's approach has the advantage of providing greater certainty and predictability to government agencies as to their own liability, which is the general purpose of all statutes of limitations
Tolling rules for criminal statutes of limitations
vary from state to state, but several common tolling provisions deserve mention.
Some hit-and-run victims demand that these crimes also be included in reviewing statutes of limitations
Alternatively, and as discussed in greater detail below, drafters can incorporate statutes of limitations
expressly into contracts.
Supreme Court ruled last year, holding that a state may not retroactively extend statutes of limitations
in criminal cases.
adoption of state limitations periods tends to undermine the purposes of statutes of limitations
California courts, like those in many other states, have found retroactive extensions of civil statutes of limitations
to be constitutional as long as they are reasonable.
Statutes of limitations
vary around the country, with some crimes - murder, for example - usually having no statute of limitations.
Though rarely the subject of sustained scholarly attention, the law concerning statutes of limitations
fairly bristles with subtle, intricate, often misunderstood issues.
In California, for example, strict applications of statutes of limitations
have left many plaintiffs with limited access to the courts, regardless of the merits of their cases.
The revised jurisdiction also gives him permission to look for obstruction of justice, a charge that can outlive some statutes of limitations