Reuters reports here that one of the accured in the “Ramrod Five/Stryker Brigade” cases has filed a petition for extraordinary relief with ACCA seeking a writ unsealing apparently grisly photographic evidence for use at the Article 32.
According to the appeals court petition, Holmes is effectively being denied his constitutional right to a public trial because defense attorneys cannot cross-examine military investigators in open court about photographs entered as prosecution evidence but kept under seal.
The defense maintains the photos in question are unclassified and would exonerate Holmes by demonstrating the victim was not killed by the kind of automatic weapon Holmes was armed with at the time.
h/t Phil Cave’s Court-Martial Trial Practice blog
And thanks to Snuffy in the comments for informing us that ACCA has issued a stay and a show cause order.