Now that we know that all of the published opinions of the 2007 term are in, let’s look at some numbers.
CAAF reviewed 23 decisions of the Air Force Court, 18 of the Navy-Marine Corps Court, 14 of the Army Court, and none of the Coast Guard Court.
The Air Force had by far the highest affirmance rate — 74% (17/23). The Army Court’s affirmance rate (57% 8/14) was comparable to the Navy-Marine Corps Court’s (56% 10/18).
Capt Jefferson McBride of the Air Force Appellate Government Division argued more cases than any other counsel: 7. LT Brian Mizer of Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense finished close behind with 6. Maj John Page of the Air Force Appellate Defense Division was third with 4.
Among civilian counsel, only two argued more than a single case. Both Bill Cassara and Frank Spinner argued 2.