In re Triplett (U.S. Supreme Court)
The Supreme Court held in Johnson v. United States that the “residual clause” of the Armed Career Criminal Act was void for vagueness and that enhanced sentences imposed pursuant to the residual clause violated due process. Ronnie Triplett, a federal prisoner, sought to bring a second or successive motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate his sentence based on Johnson, but the Tenth Circuit declined to authorize that motion. We filed an original petition for a writ of mandamus and habeas corpus on behalf of Mr. Triplett in the Supreme Court, asking the Court to hold that Johnson applies retroactively and to give Mr. Triplett the benefit of the decision.