A new military cert petition has been filed at the Supreme Court. I am extremely pleased to report that it is a cert petition filed by Army DAD counsel. CPT (or is it MAJ by now?) Seth Director asks the Supreme Court to review CAAF’s Daubert holding in United States v. Sanchez, 65 M.J. 145 (C.A.A.F. 2007). Sanchez v. United States, No. 07-356. The S.G.’s response is due by 17 October.
If there are any Army appellate lurkers out there, would you please share the Q.P. with us?
In other SCOTUS news, the S.G. has waived his right to respond to the three Air Force cert petitions docketed last week. Tippit v. United States, No. 07-318; Chapman v. United States, No. 07-317; Erickson v. United States, No. 07-316.
This year’s long conference will be this coming Monday, when the Supremes will almost certainly deny their first three military cert petitions of the year: Monette v. United States, No. 07-5623; Phillips v. United States, No. 07-5716; and Taylor v. United States, No. 07-13.