April 28, 2015
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, Plaintiff-Appellee,
JAMES WASHINGTON, III, Defendant-Appellant
COA: 319527. Saginaw CC: 99-017628-FC.
Robert P. Young, Jr., Chief Justice. Stephen J. Markman, Mary Beth Kelly, Brian K. Zahra, Bridget M. McCormack, David F. Viviano, Richard H. Bernstein, Justices.
By order of February 3, 2015, the application for leave to appeal the June 3, 2014
order of the Court of Appeals was held in abeyance pending the decision in Toca v Louisiana, cert gtd
__ U.S. __ , 135 S.Ct. 781, 190 L.Ed.2d 649 (2014). On order of the Court, the writ of certiorari in Toca having been dismissed,
__ U.S. __, 135 S.Ct. 1197, 191 L.Ed.2d 149 (2015), the application is again considered. It appearing to this Court that the case of Montgomery v Louisiana, cert gtd
__ U.S. __; __ S.Ct. __; L.Ed.2d (2015), is pending before the United States Supreme Court, and that the decision in that case may resolve an issue raised in the present application for leave to appeal, we ORDER that the application be held in ABEYANCE pending the decision in that case.