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Detainee can’t sidestep § 2225’s requirements (access required)

Where a detainee’s motion for compassionate release argued that his convictions and sentence were unlawful, his motion was denied. Because 28 U.S.C. § 2255 is the exclusive method of collaterally attacking a federal conviction or sentence, a criminal defendant is ...

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Prior conviction confirmed by sentencing documents (access required)

Where the defendant argued that his state-court sentencing documents did not indisputably show he was convicted for a covered drug offense, but the sentencing sheet referred only to manufacture and possession with intent to distribute, and there was no reason ...

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