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EDWARD LANG,
Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
DAVID BOBBY, Warden,
Respondent-Appellee.
   No. 15-3440
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Akron.
No. 5:12-cv-02923—Jack Zouhary, District Judge.
Argued: March 6, 2018
Decided and Filed: May 11, 2018
Before: SILER, MOORE and GIBBONS, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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SILER, Circuit Judge. Edward Lang, an Ohio prisoner under a death sentence, appeals from the district court’s denial of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The district court granted Lang a Certificate of Appealability (COA) on his first and second grounds for relief, and we granted an expansion of the COA to include three additional claims. These claims can be reduced to two main issues. The first involves a juror who was related through marriage to one of the victims of the homicide, whom the trial court removed from the jury prior to deliberations. The second concerns the nature and volume of mitigation evidence presented by Lang’s defense counsel. For the reasons that follow, we AFFIRM the denial of relief by the district court.



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IN RE: MELINDIA GAIL JACKSON,
Debtor.
   No. 17-8006
Appeal from the United States Bankruptcy Court
for the Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids.
No. 13-07534—Scott W. Dales, Judge.
Decided and Filed: May 11, 2018
Before: DELK, HUMPHREY, and PRESTON Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges.


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OPINION
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PAULETTE J. DELK, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judge. The Panel sua sponte raises the question of whether this appeal was filed late for the purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 158(c)(2) and finds that it was. Following the Supreme Court’s precedent in this area, including its recent decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, the Panel finds that the time requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 158(c)(2) are jurisdictional in nature and, therefore, the Panel is without jurisdiction to hear late appeals, including this one.