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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 t...
Record received from the Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama. The record is electronic.
Record Requested .
Brief of respondent Alabama in opposition filed.
Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 28, 2015)
Application (15A178) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 23, 2015.
Application (15A178) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 24, 2015 to September 23, 2015, submitted to Justice Thomas.