We previously tracked (here, here, here) Sgt Joseph Bozicevich’s attempts to force the government to provide him with counsel experienced in capital litigation for his double-murder general court-martial. It seems he won’t get his request, as CAAF denied his writ-petition on Thursday, making him ineligible for Supreme Court review. Here’s the docket entry from CAAF:
Misc. No. 11-8020/AR. Joseph C. BOZICEVICH, Jr., Petitioner v. Tara A. Osborn, Colonel, U.S. Army, Convening Authority, The United States Army, and the United States, Respondents. CCA 20110173. On consideration of Petitioner’s petition for extraordinary relief in the nature of a writ of mandamus and his motion for a stay of the proceedings, it is ordered that said petition is hereby denied without prejudice to raising the issues presented during the normal course of appellate review should Petitioner be convicted, and said motion is denied as moot.