|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-9173||Okla. Crim. App.||Not Argued||Oct 11, 2016||n/a||Per Curiam||OT 2016|
Holding: The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals erred in concluding that it was not bound by the Supreme Court’s holding in Booth v. Maryland that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a capital-sentencing jury from considering testimony by a victim’s family members about the crime, the defendant, and the appropriate sentence.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on October 11, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 18 2016||Application (15A875) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 29, 2016 to April 29, 2016, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.|
|Feb 26 2016||Application (15A875) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until April 29, 2016.|
|Apr 29 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 2, 2016)|
|Jun 2 2016||Brief of respondent Oklahoma in opposition filed.|
|Jun 16 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.|
|Oct 3 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2016.|
|Oct 11 2016||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Alito joins, concurring. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)|
|Nov 14 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Nov 14 2016||MANDATE ISSUED.|
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