CAAF granted review of these issues today:

I.  Whether trial counsel’s improper sentencing argument amounted to prosecutorial misconduct.

II.  Whether the military judge prejudicially erred when he failed to stop trial counsel’s improper sentencing argument or issue a curative instruction.

III.  Whether trial defense counsel rendered ineffective assistance when he failed to object to trial counsel’s improper sentencing argument.

United States v. Halpin, __ M.J. __, No. 12-0418/AF (C.A.A.F. May 22, 2012).  AFCCA’s unpublished decision in the case is available here.

CAAF’s rocket petition docket continues to blast on afterburners; AFCCA’s decision was issued on 1 February.

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