This week at SCOTUS: United States v. Miranda, No. 11-1237 now has two amicus briefs, one from NIMJ and one from the National Veterans Foundation. The question presented in the petition (2012 WL 1332589) is:

Are post-traumatic stress disorder and bi-polar disorder substantial questions that a military judge must consider before accepting a servicemember’s guilty plea, when those disorders may have contributed to the charged misconduct?

I am not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court.

This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral argument at CAAF is on May 15, 2012.

This week at the ACCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Army CCA is on May 23, 2012.

This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA will hear oral argument in United States v. Takara on Monday, May 7, 2012. No case information is available on the CCA’s website.

This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard CCA will hear oral argument in United States v. Medina on Monday, May 7, 2012. The granted issue is:

Whether Appellant’s providence inquiry was legally sufficient to support Appellant’s plea of guilty to the specification of sodomy and whether, if the conviction of sodomy is set aside, the Court may reassess the sentence.

This week at the NMCCA: There are no scheduled oral arguments at the Navy-Marine Corps CCA.

One Response to “This Week in Military Justice – 6 May 2012”

  1. Michael Lowrey says:

    The issue in Takara is IOC. TDC was presented with discovery at the beginning of trial showing that Takara that had been in trouble before (a reprimand of some sort), thought it inadmissible but didn’t consider its potential as rebuttal evidence. Takara then gives an unsworn statement that he hadn’t been in trouble before and the prior incident comes in.