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Docket for 14-8106
No. 14-8106
Vide 14-824
Cortez Roland Davis, Petitioner
Docketed:January 23, 2015
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Michigan
  Case Nos.:(146819)
  Decision Date:July 8, 2014
  Rehearing Denied:October 22, 2014

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jan 20 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 23, 2015)
Feb 3 2015 Brief of respondent Michigan in opposition filed.
Feb 9 2015 Reply of petitioner Cortez Roland Davis filed.
Feb 18 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.
Feb 20 2015 Rescheduled.
Apr 8 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.
Apr 27 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.
Feb 8 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.
Mar 7 2016 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 relief (by, for example, entering into a plea agreement waiving any entitlement to relief), or whether petitioner�s sentence actually qualifies as a mandatory life without parole sentence.

~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Bryan A. Stevenson Equal Justice Initiative (334) 269-1803
122 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL  36104
Party name: Cortez Roland Davis
Attorneys for Respondent:
Timothy A. Baughman Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney(313) 224-5792
    Counsel of Record Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
1441 St. Antoine, 11th Floor
Detroit, MI  48226
Party name: Michigan


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