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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 Johnson v. United States, 576 U. S. ___ (2015). Justice Alito concurring in the decision to grant, vacate, and remand in this case. Following the recommendation of the Solicitor General, the Court has held the petition in this and many other cases pending the decision in Johnson v. United States, 576 U. S. ____ (2015). In holding these petitions and now in vacating and remanding the decisions below in these cases, the Court has not differentiated between cases in which the petitioners would be entitled to relief if the Court held (as it now has) that the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, 18 U. S. C. Sec. 924(e)(2)(B)(ii), is void for vagueness and cases in which relief would not be warranted for a procedural reason. On remand, the Court of Appeals should understand that the Court's disposition of this petition does not reflect an...
Reply of petitioner Hopeton Frank Gooden filed. (Distributed)
Memorandum of respondent United States filed.
Supplemental brief of petitioner Hopeton Frank Gooden filed.
Response Requested . (Due March 16, 2015)
Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 13, 2015)
Hopeton Frank Gooden, Petitioner, pro se
United States, Respondent, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.