The CAAF published a decision in United States v. St. Blanc, today.

Ryan writes for the court, with Baker concurring and dissenting in part.

We granted Appellant’s petition for review to consider whether Appellant’s decision to seek trial by military judge alone was knowing and voluntary when his counsel “misadvised” him of the maximum punishment that he faced.

We conclude that Appellant’s decision to choose trial by military judge alone complied with Rule for
Courts-Martial (R.C.M.) 903, and was knowing and voluntary.  We remand, however, for resentencing in light of United States v. Beaty, 70 M.J. 39 (C.A.A.F. 2011).

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