NIMJ reported today that the Lakin court-martial has been pushed back to 4 November. According to this report from WUSA, the extra time was granted to “give the defense more time to ask the court of appeals for help.” Considering both the defense’s delay of approximately 25 days before filing the petition for extraordinary relief and the implausibility of obtaining extraordinary relief, it’s quite surprising that Judge Lind would delay the trial on that basis. [We’re trying to get a copy of the petition for extraordinary relief, but so far have received no reply to our request to ACCA for a copy.]
At the same link, you can see a clip of LTC Lakin’s civilian attorney, Paul Rolf Jensen, saying: “And President Richard Nixon said he wasn’t a crook, and President Clinton said he didn’t have sex with that woman,. The point is, we are in a court of law, let him come in and be subject to cross examination with the original documentation. What do they have to hide?”
h/t to Reality Check in a comment on Phil Cave’s blog for the link to the WUSA report.