This seems to be a slow week at the trial level. For those that don’t know, the vast majority of the military judges are in Reno, NV for the judge’s conference. And a large chuck of the Marine Corps defense bar is in California for defense-specific training. Not being in the Marine Corps or a judge, I remain in the lovely Tide Water area.
Speaking of judges, the Navy and Marine Corps held a judicial screening board several weeks ago. Although I did not have a package before the board, I know a few that did. But no board results. I assume that the JAG has to approve them. Perhaps there is a secret vote in Reno this week. In any event, we should get those results soon. Good luck to those that applied. This may be one of the first boards where a significant number of the Navy’s military justice litigation career track folks applied. It should be interesting to see who is picked.