Supreme Court vacates habeas grant and remands Alabama death penalty case

On June 10, 2024, the Supreme Court granted Alabama's certiorari petition in Alabama v. Williams, 23-682 (case below: 73 F.4th 900 (11th Cir.), vacated the judgment finding Marcus Williams entitled to habeas relief as to his death sentence, and remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for further consideration in light of Thornell v. Jones, 602 U. S. ___ (2024).  The second question presented in the certiorari petition was: "Was it proper to find Strickland prejudice without considering the double-edged nature of Williams’s 'hypersexuality' and the new aggravating evidence of his second violent sex crime?"