But now I wonder if I was seeing the wrong shade. Phil Cave has already taught us that the Air Force runs the CAAF web site. Apparently it runs the Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals’ site as well. Here is the web address of the Coast Guard Court’s on-line opinion page: https://afls16.jag.af.mil/dscgi/ds.py/View/Collection-262. Huh — “jag.af.mil”? Here is the web address of the newest Coast Guard Court opinion, which I plan to hyperventilate about later tonight: https://afls16.jag.af.mil/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-86113/061220_Upham_Opinion_with_seal.pdf. Again, note the “jag.af.mil.” But here’s a question — if the Air Force runs the CAAF site, the Coast Guard Court site, and the Air Force Court site, how come both the CAAF and Coast Guard sites have content from last week but the latest posted Air Force Court opinion is from 30 November?
Here’s still more evidence that the Air Force has imperialistic designs on all of the CCAs. Pull up any CCA opinion on LEXIS. Let’s start with the most recent opinion, the Upham case mentioned above. Now click on the Copy w/Cite feature right next to the case citation at the top of the page. A new window will open with this citation: UNITED STATES v. UPHAM, 2006 CCA LEXIS 331 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. 2006). It’s a Coast Guard Court decision, but LEXIS’s Copy w/Cite feature will tell you that EVERY CCA decision is an Air Force decision. Let’s do Tingler, the most recent Navy-Marine Corps Court decision. Here’s the LEXIS Copy w/Cite citation: UNITED STATES v. TINGLER, 2006 CCA LEXIS 329 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. 2006). ACCA gets the same shabby treatment. See, e.g., United States v. Brooks, 2006 CCA LEXIS 288 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. 2006). And, yes, Air Force Court opinions are correctly designated as Air Force Court opinions. See, e.g., United States v. Van Vliet, 2006 CCA LEXIS 309 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. 2006).
Can we get this fixed? And while we are at it, can we get LEXIS to please have Copy w/Cite put Supreme Court citations in proper Bluebook format and drop the “U.S.” from the parenthetical?
I would be no more enthusiastic about purple if it meant Air Force blue than if it meant Army green. “Aim High” might be considered motivational in the Air Force, but in the Marine Corps it just means you’re wasting ammo.