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Resentencing Request is ‘Successive’ Petition (access required)

A defendant convicted on conspiracy to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, and sentenced to life in prison, cannot seek resentencing based on his claim that in 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court created a new rule of law applicable to his case, and the Norfolk U.S. District Court denies this pro se petitioner’s motion to ...

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