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Criminal – Drug Conviction – Firearm ‘Use’ – Sentence Reduction (access required)

The 4th Circuit says the new rule in Watson v. U.S., – that a person does not “use” a firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A) when he receives the gun in trade for drugs – applies retroactively to cases on collateral review, but this petitioner’s post-conviction motion for a sentence reduction is remanded for the ...

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