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Lesser Minimum Sentence May Be Retroactive (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court stays petitioner’s motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to change his sentence on drug charges, as there are two cases pending in the U.S. Supreme Court on the retroactivity of Fair Sentencing Act provisions governing a mandatory minimum sentence for cocaine base offenses, and the law in this circuit is ...