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 AFCCA’s unpublished decision in the case is available here.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.