Here’s an interesting article about SSgt Wuterich’s counsel’s motion for relief under United States v. Hutchins, 68 M.J. 623 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. 2010) (en banc), certificate for review filed, __ M.J. __, No. 10-5003/MC (C.A.A.F. June 7, 2010). The defense seeks relief due to Marine Corps’ retirement of one of his lawyers over defense objection.
The issue was raised at a motions hearing. Trial is currently scheduled to start on 13 September.
[Disclosure: I was one of SSgt Wuterich’s appellate counsel on two Article 62 appeals.]