This week at SCOTUS: I am not aware of any new military justice developments at the Supreme Court.

This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral argument at CAAF is on April 23, 2012.

This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on April 10, 2012, in United States v. Coleman, No. 20100417.

Issue: [Whether t]he military judge erred in failing to grant a defense motion for mistrial based on the government’s failure to disclose that appellant’s co-accused testified against him in exchange for the staff judge advocate’s recommendation that his sentence be reduced by 12 months.

Case links:
Appellant’s brief
Appellee’s (government) brief

This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on April 12, 2012, in United States v. Shook.

This week at the CGCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Coast Guard CCA is on May 7, 2012.

This week at the NMCCA: The Navy-Marine Corps CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on April 12, 2012, in the long-running capital appeal in United States v. Parker (some background here).

Parker was sentenced in death in 1993. In 2002 the Supreme Court ruled that the imposition of the death penalty on the mentally retarded constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002)), and that issue has been litigated extensively in the military appellate courts in this case. This week’s argument appears to be the long-awaited Article 66 review of the findings and sentence. The 17 issues are listed here (pdf).

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