Have I mentioned recently how much I love reading Judge Stucky’s opinions?  This is from the opening paragraph of his unanimous opinion for the Court in United States v. Weeks, __ M.J. __, No. 11-0526/AF (C.A.A.F. Mar. 12, 2012): “‘Telling a lie does not become forgery because it is reduced to writing.’ In re Windsor, [1865] 122 Eng. Rep. 1288, 1291 (Blackburn, J., concurring).”

4 Responses to “CAAF reverses forgery conviction in Weeks”

  1. Zachary Spilman says:

    Judge Stucky The Great?

    After all, it’s been a while, and another bestowal was foretold.

    Plus, I hear he drives the government nuts.

  2. RY says:

    Honestly, I was surprised it took this long for the forgery charge to be reversed.  He signed his own name, not someone else’s.  The examples in the UCMJ discussion, although not binding, said this was not forgery and yet it took CAAF, 5-0, to put it straight. 

  3. Peanut Gallery says:

    Plus, I hear he drives the government attorneys nuts.

    FIFY

  4. Peanut Gallery says:

    OK, the little strikethrough function doesn’t work.  It was supposed to strikethrough the word “government” and replace with “attorneys.”