Cross v. United States of America
ORDER dismissing 1 MOTION to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct Sentence (2255) ( Criminal Action 10-cr-51-LRR) filed by Anton Nelson Cross. Signed by Chief Judge Linda R Reade on 11/14/13. (ksy)(copy w/NEF to Plf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA
CEDAR RAPIDS DIVISION
ANTON NELSON CROSS,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
This matter appears before the court on Anton Nelson Cross’s pro se filing, which
the clerk’s office correctly construed as a motion to vacate, set aside or correct sentence
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (docket no. 1). Anton Nelson Cross (“the movant”) filed
his § 2255 motion on November 14, 2013. The movant previously sought relief under 28
U.S.C. § 2255, and, before filing the instant action, the movant did not move the Eighth
Circuit Court of Appeals for authorization allowing the court to file and consider a second
28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion. 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b)(3)(A) provides:
Before a second or successive application permitted by this
section is filed in the district court, the applicant shall move in
the appropriate court of appeals for an order authorizing the
district court to consider the application.
“This rule is absolute.” Boykin v. United States, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 27076 at *1-3,
2000 WL 1610732 at *1 (8th Cir. 2000) (per curiam unpublished opinion) (vacating
judgment regarding 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion and remanding case to district court to
dismiss for lack of jurisdiction). Cf. Felker v. Turpin, 518 U.S. 651, 662, 116 S. Ct.
2333, 135 L. Ed. 2d 827 (1996) (discussing 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b)); Vancleave v. Norris,
150 F.3d 926, 927-28 (8th Cir. 1998) (same). Accordingly, the movant’s instant 28
U.S.C. § 2255 motion shall be dismissed.1
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED:
The movant’s 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion (docket no. 1) is DISMISSED.
DATED this 14th day of November, 2013.
The court notes that the Supreme Court’s decision in Dorsey v. United States, 567
U.S. ___, ___, 132 S. Ct. 2321, 2326 (2012), which held that “the new, more lenient
mandatory minimum provisions” of the Fair Sentencing Act “apply to offenders who
committed a crack cocaine crime before August 3, 2010, but were not sentenced until after
August 3”, has no impact on the movant’s sentence. Indeed, the Fair Sentencing Act only
impacted the movant’s term of supervised release.
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