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No habeas relief because law has not changed (access required)

A defendant claiming the relevant law had changed after his sentence was not entitled to habeas relief because, in fact, the law had not changed. Background Jermaine Moss was tried in a Florida federal district court for two drug offenses and one firearms offense. The jury convicted him on all three counts. At sentencing, the district court ...