On 9 February, CAAF will hear oral argument in United States v. Diaz, No. 09-0535/NA, at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.  NACDL moved to file an amicus brief and to participate in oral argument.  On Thursday, CAAF granted NACDL’s motion to file an amicus brief but denied NACDL’s motion to participate in the oral argument.  It will be interesting to see whether any Pepperdine students participate in the argument as amicus counsel.

6 Responses to “CAAF denies NACDL’s motion to participate in Diaz argument as amicus curiae”

  1. John Adams says:

    What is the basic guidance on CAAF (ACCA, etc.) granting amicus? Generally only accept from name organizations or prawfs?

  2. blah says:

    looks like they granted the brief and denied oral argument. Probably just emulating SCOTUS

    a lot of the times amici will try to push the court farther than defense counsel wants to go for purposes of their case. I can see why that is helpful but I can also see why it might not be desired in certain cases where you just want to get relief for your guy.

  3. Anon says:

    Anyone have the Amicus brief?

  4. Anon says:

    Blah, Diaz’s counsel sought Amici assistance at the CAAF.

    John Adams – Rule 26 of the CAAF Rules, governs Amici at the CAAF.

  5. John Adams says:

    Anon: I’ve seen the rule, but let me clarify: Does CAAF (&/or other military appellate courts) follow the unofficial rule that SCOTUS has and generally only allows amicus from “known” briefers?

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