This week at the Supremes: The SG’s response to Dwight Loving’s cert petition, NO. 09-989, is due on Friday.
This week at CAAF: CAAF’s web site is down–off-line since Wednesday due to either problems with a server at the Air Force JAG School or a volcano in Iceland. The unavailability of CAAF’s web site prevents me from accessing its oral argument calendar. My vague recollection is that CAAF is hearing three oral arguments this week.
This week at the CCAs: On Thursday, ACCA will hear oral argument in United States v. Gaskins, No. ARMY 2008132, on these issues:
I. WHETHER THE EVIDENCE IS LEGALLY AND FACTUALLY SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT A FINDING THAT APPELLANT COMMITTED ANY OF THE ACTS FOR WHICH HE STANDS CONVICTED.
II. WHETHER THE CONVENING AUTHORITY ERRED BY APPROVING THE ADJUDGED SENTENCE INASMUCH AS THERE IS NO VERBATIM RECORD OF TRIAL IN THIS CASE BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT LOST THE DEFENSE SENTENCING EVIDENCE AND AS SUCH, WHETHER NO PUNISHMENT GREATER THAN THAT AVAILABLE AT A SPECIAL COURT-MARTIAL MAY BE APPROVED.
The Air Force Court’s web site is down, so I’m not sure whether that court will be hearing any oral arguments this week.
This week at the trial-level: We understand that the court-martial of United States v. SO2 Keefe is scheduled for tomorrow in Iraq. The court-martial of United States v. SO1 Huertas will be held after the conclusion of the Keefe case.