CAAF today released a deeply divided decision in United States v. Cowgill, No. 09-0376/AF, a search and seizure case. It’s available here. Judge Baker, joined by Judge Ryan, delivered the judgment (but not opinion) of the court. Judge Stucky concurred on a separate basis. Chief Judge Effron, joined by Judge Erdmann, concurred in part and dissented in part.
I doubt I’ll have time to get into all of the nuance of the opinion tonight and I’m hitting the road on Sunday. I’ll try to post more details before then, but welcome any of my CAAFlog colleagues to beat me to the punch.