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‘Residual Clause’ Cases Do Not Save Motion (access required)

A petitioner cannot use recent U.S. Su­preme Court decisions on the ACCA’s re­sidual clause to mount an untimely chal­lenge to his sentence as a career offender under federal sentencing guidelines based on his prior Virginia convictions; the Nor­folk U.S. District ...

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‘Residual Clause’ Cases Do Not Save Motion (access required)

A petitioner cannot use recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the ACCA’s residual clause to mount an untimely challenge to his sentence under federal sentencing guidelines that treated his North Carolina convictions for possession of a sawed-off shotgun and attempted ...

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Judge orders prosecutor removed for new trial (access required)

A Lynchburg federal judge has ordered a new trial for a drug defendant based on misconduct by prosecutors who whitewashed their required disclosures about a discredited cop. U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon took the unusual added step of ordering ...

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No Virginia Trial for Michiganders’ Money Laundering (access required)

A Michigan couple accused of money laundering based on their alleged sale of marijuana to a third party in Michigan or Ohio, who then allegedly sold the marijua­na in Buchanan County, Virginia, and wrote checks from various Grundy National Bank ...

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Court Vacates Sentence Enhanced for Prior Crime (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a defendant’s en­hanced 60-month sentence for illegal reentry into the U.S. based on the district court’s de­termination that defendant’s 1997 aggravat­ed assault conviction in Texas was a “crime of violence” under the reentry sentencing guideline; the ...

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