The Coast Guard CCA says yes, in this sua sponte order issued last month in United States v. Michaels, CGCMS 24449, Docket No. 1352:
On 22 September 2011, Appellant filed his Assignment of Error and Brief with this Court. He asserts that his adjudged sentenced of a bad-conduct discharge and five months confinement is inappropriately disparate from six companion cases, rendering his sentence inappropriately severe as a matter of law. As part of the same filing, Appellant moved to attach three promulgating orders from general and special courts-martial and extracts from the records of trial of three summary courts-martial, averring that they relate to six companion cases originating from the Coast Guard Cutter VENTUROUS. We granted the motion to attach.
The information on the six companion cases is limited. We have the substance of the specifications of which the accuseds were convicted for only four cases. We have a summary of the evidence for only two of the cases, both summary courts-martial. This information is not sufficient for us to properly compare the cases. To properly compare them, we believe we should consider the entire records of the cases.
We will take judicial notice of the records of the six cases. Accordingly, it is, by the Court, this 2nd day of February, 2012,
That the Government shall, within thirty days, provide to the Court four copies of the records of the trials of the six companion cases, and a copy of each to Appellant’s counsel.