Holding: When the state has put a capital defendant’s future dangerousness at issue and acknowledged that the only possible sentence besides death is life imprisonment without parole, the defendant has a right to inform the jury of that fact, and the Arizona Supreme Court erred in holding to the contrary.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded in a per curiam opinion on May 31, 2016. Justice Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Alito joined.
Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Alito joins, dissenting. (Detached Opinion)
Jul 5 2016
Jul 5 2016
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