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New Case Support Life Sentence Challenge (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court says a petitioner may amend his motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to add a challenge to his mandatory life sentence based on prior state court drug convictions, in light of a new decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. Defendant claims his mandatory life sentence imposed under 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A) ...