This week at the Supreme Court: There are no expected military justice filings at the Supreme Court this week.
This week at CAAF: CAAF has no more oral arguments scheduled this term. By my count, five cases remain to be decided: Smead, which was argued in January but which resulted in a post-argument order directing additional briefing, two cases orally argued in April (Matthews and Bush), and two cases orally argued in June (Ashby and Schweitzer).
This week at the CCAs: On Wednesday, ACCA will hear oral argument in the appeal of Lynndie England’s court-martial conviction arising from the events at Abu Ghraib. The assignments of error being argued are:
THE MILITARY JUDGE ABUSED HIS DISCRETION WHEN HE REJECTED APPELLANT’S GUILTY PLEA, WHICH REJECTION RESULTED IN APPELLANT LOSING HER PRETRIAL AGREEMENT.
APPELLANT’S TRIAL DEFENSE COUNSEL WERE INEFFECTIVE FOR CALLING PVT GRANER AS A PRESENTENCING WITNESS KNOWING THAT HIS TESTIMONY COULD RENDER APPELLANT’S PLEAS IMPROVIDENT.