CAAF has issued its opinion in United States v. Paige, __ M.J. ___, No. 08-0805/MC (C.A.A.F. July 1, 2009).

8 Responses to “CAAF opinion alert”

  1. Anonymous says:

    "The defense turned the trial into a referendum on the credibility of the Government's witnesses . . ." (Stucky, J., dissenting).

    If the government is going to send me to jail I certainly want to question their credibility, whether it's characterized as a referendum or otherwise.

    Not long before some overzealous TC cites this language in arguing to a military judge that we shouldn't have a "referendum on credibility." Dumb, dumb, dumb.

  2. John O'Connor says:

    Two problems, Anon 1805:

    1. (Most) trial counsel, and particularly the overzealous ones, don;t read appellate decisions.

    2. Nobody cares at a court-martial what one judge said in a cioncurring/dissenting opinion.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Are you sure about that? Have personally seen TC's extol the virtues of Crawford, J., dissenting.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Uncontastjudidicated evidence. Good to see trial counsel can spell at a junior high school level.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey man-

    "Uncontastjudidicated!"

    I like it. But I am not sure I can use it in a sentence.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I like incontastjudicated too. I also like making fun of trial counsel. But I have no idea where this word, and thus the joke about trial counsel, came from.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Paige at 11-12. Not quite as bad as commentators made it out to be, but hey.

  8. va loan says:

    paige at 11-12 was a little overplayed.