I’m surprised to see the word “Marine” without a capital “m” in the Morton decision — and this the day after the House of Representatives voted to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

5 Responses to ““marine”?”

  1. JWS says:

    … this the day after the House of Representatives voted to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps

    Speaking as a Marine, I think this is a very dumb idea.

  2. Anonymous says:

    OMG! This must be close to being an impeachable offense. And Judge Baker was a Marine. And so was Judge Erdmann. Either they were asleep at the switch, or the editor of opinions is an outright idiot. The DoD Captioning Style Guide (1 June 2009) at p. 9 provides: “Capitalize Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine when referring to U.S. forces.” Also, the Associated Press style guide, the New York Times style guide, as well as Websters provide: the word “Marine” is capitalized when referring to a member of the United States Marine Corps. If CAAF can’t get the simple things right, how can anyone trust it to get the tougher issues right?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully, this outrage will be corrected before the final publication of this opinion in the West Reporter.

  4. anonymous says:

    Maybe Judge Baker is a faux Marine?

  5. Anonymous says:

    No, he’s the real McCoy. This had to be an inadvertent editing oversight, because in his dissent in Bagstead written last month, Judge Baker capitalized the word, “Marine.”