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Successive Petition OK’d for Career Offender Claim (access required)

The 4th Circuit grants a petitioner’s § 2255 motion for pre-filing authorization to pursue a successive habeas petition challenging his sentencing as a career offender; petitioner has made a prima facie showing that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Johnson v. U.S. might render unconstitutional the ca­reer-offender residual clause applicable at the time petitioner ...

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