We previously noted CAAF’s denial of Akbar’s petition for extraordinary relief seeking expert assistance for his defense team in his military capital appeal. Akbar v. United States, __ M.J. __, Misc. Nos. 09-8025/AR and 09-8026/AR (C.A.A.F. Sept. 2, 2009). On Wednesday, CAAF granted the government’s motion to lift the stay in appellate proceedings. United States v. Akbar, __ M.J. __, Misc. Nos. 09-8025/AR; 09-8026/AR (C.A.A.F. Sept. 16, 2009).