Check out the New York Times’ coverage of CAAFlog’s earlier post describing the error in the Kennedy v. Louisiana SCOTUS opinions (majority and dissent) here. It may take a few clicks to reach CAAFlog’s post on the case, apparently the NYT link to CAAFlog overwhelmed blogger. According to Linda Greenhouse, the NYT SCOTUS reporter, none of the briefs in the case even mentioned section 552(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, which permitted the imposition of the death penalty at courts-martial for the rape of a child.

9 Responses to “NYT Quotes CAAFlog Kennedy v. Louisiana Post”

  1. Anonymous says:

    ABC news online is reporting on NYT reporting on CAAFlog.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/legalities/2008/07/a-flaw-in-the-c.html

  2. Bill Buckner says:

    I don’t know how this one got through everybody’s legs…ohhh.

    But is military law really “trivial.” Concludes the article: “the omission, as trivial as it may be, nonetheless has raised lots of questions.”

    Trivial?!!! Hey, give us some respect.

  3. Anonymous says:

    And on that note, we are now officially the Rodney Dangerfield of the legal world.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yikes. I hope a young, ambitious Supreme Court law clerk’s head doesn’t role because of this. On second thought….

  5. Anonymous says:

    I obviously meant “roll,” but hey, we all make mistakes. Just ask Justice Kennedy and his law clerks!

  6. bill cassara says:

    Surprisingly, several of the clerks for the court have JAG experience, and the clerk of court is a former Army TJAG, if I am not mistaken.

  7. Cloudesley Shovell says:

    That’s great that you made the NYT and all, but I’m much more impressed by the Volokh shout-out.

    http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2008_06_29-2008_07_05.shtml#1215008451

  8. Cloudesley Shovell says:

    Wow, you made Instapundit (indirectly). CAAFlog has truly arrived.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/archives2/021190.php

  9. ASHLEE says:

    Patrick O. Kennedy, a man from suburban New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to death after being convicted of raping his eight-year-old stepdaughter. He has contended since the assault occurred in March 1998 that it was committed by two neighborhood boys. His attorneys have said he refused to plead guilty when a deal was offered to spare him from a death sentence. He was sentenced under a 1995 Louisiana law that allows the death penalty for the rape of a child under the age of 13.
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