In June, CAAF issued a show cause order and stayed proceedings in the appeal of the capital court-martial of United States v. Akbar, which is pending before ACCA. Akbar v. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, __ M.J. __, Nos. 09-8026/AR, 09-8025/AR (C.A.A.F. June 23, 2009). The petition for extraordinary relief concerned whether the United States and ACCA erred by denying litigation resources to Akbar’s appellate defense counsel. On Wednesday, CAAF denied the petition for extraordinary relief without prejudice to raising the issue in the normal course of appellate review. Akbar v. United States, __ M.J. __, Misc. Nos. 09-8025/AR and 09-8026/AR (C.A.A.F. Sept. 2, 2009). But it doesn’t appear that CAAF lifted the stay on proceedings before ACCA. Can anyone shed light on whether the stay remains in place?