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Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Montgomery v. Louisiana, 577 U. S. ___ (2016). Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Alito joins, concurring in the decision to grant, vacate, and remand in this case: The Court has held the petition in this and many other cases pending the decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana, 577 U. S. ___ (2016). In holding this petition and now vacating and remanding the judgment below, the Court has not assessed whether petitioner�s asserted entitlement to retroactive relief �is properly presented in the case.� Id., at ___ (slip op., at 13). On remand, courts should understand that the Court�s disposition of this petition does not reflect any view regarding petitioner�s entitlement to relief. The Court�s disposition does not, for example, address whether an adequate and independent state ground bars relief, whether petitioner forfeited or waived any entitlement to ...
Brief of respondent Louisiana in support filed.
Response Requested . (Due January 7, 2015)
Waiver of right of respondent Louisiana to respond filed.
Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 10, 2014)