The National Law Journal features the Smith v. United States, No. 10-18, cert petition as the “Brief of the Week.” An article about the cert petition, which challenges CAAF’s affirmance of a Coast Guard Academy cadet’s court-martial conviction, appears here. It’s written by the wonderful Marcia Coyle, who has followed the military justice system for years.
The article says NACDL will file an amicus brief in support of the cert petition. It also indicates that former Cadet Smith’s very high-powered legal team from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is repersenting him pro bono.