Someone in the comment section asked how often writs are actually granted in the military justice system.  CCAs almost never issue writs.  I believe the exact number of writs that CAAF has issued since Clinton v. Goldsmith, 526 U.S. 529 (1999), is 15 — though according to CAAF’s annual reports, CAAF has issued none since 2006. So it looks like CAAF has denied or dismissed at least 111 petitions for extraordinary relief or writ appeals since it last granted one.

Here are the 15 cases I’ve identified in which CAAF has issued a post-Clinton v. Goldsmith writ or granted a post-Clinton v. Goldsmith writ appeal:

1.  United States v. Wilson, 54 M.J. 450 (C.A.A.F. 2001)

2.  United States v. Nguyen, 56 M.J. 252 (C.A.A.F. 2002)

3.  United States v. Brown, 56 M.J. 351 (C.A.A.F. 2002)

4.  United States v. Washington, 56 M.J. 352 (C.A.A.F. 2002)

5.  United States v. Shadwell, 58 M.J. 142 (C.A.A.F. 2003)

6.  Diaz v. JAG, 59 M.J. 34 (C.A.A.F. 2003)

7.  United States v. Schmidt, 60 M.J. 1 (C.A.A.F. 2004)

8.  Toohey v. United States, 60 M.J. 100 (C.A.A.F. 2004)

9.  Walker v. United States, 60 M.J. 354 (C.A.A.F. 2004)

10.  United States v. Flynn, 60 M.J. 389 (C.A.A.F. 2004)

11.  Parker v. United States, 60 M.J. 446 (C.A.A.F. 2005)

12.  Kreutzer v. United States, 60 M.J. 453 (C.A.A.F. 2005)

13.  Buber v. Harrison, 61 M.J. 70 (C.A.A.F. 2005)

14.  Lovett v. United States, 64 M.J. 232 (C.A.A.F. 2006)

15.  Dearing v. United States, 64 M.J. 364 (C.A.A.F. 2006)

If I added correctly, over that same time period, CAAF docketed and then either denied or dismissed 295 petitions for extraordinary relief or writ appeals.   So the overall success rate at CAAF was 15/310, or 4.8%.

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