This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any new military justice developments at The Supreme Court. The two active petitions for certiorari in military justice cases (United States v. Ballan, No. 11-1394 and United States v. Fry, No. 11-1395) (case links in this post) were distributed for the conference on June 21, 2012.

We continue to wait for the Court’s decision in Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505 (our coverage summarized here).

This week at CAAF: CAAF has completed its oral argument schedule for the term.

The court heard oral argument in 35 cases this term, and to-date issued 27 published opinions (plus one summary affirmation and one dismissal), leaving six cases undecided.

This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in two cases this week:

Tuesday, June 12: United States v. Stear, No. 20100419:

I. [Whether] the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the findings of guilty for attempted unpremeditated murder in specifications 1 and 2 of charge I where the government failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that appellant intended to kill the alleged victims and that appellant did not act in self-defense.
II. [Whether] the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the finding of guilty for wrongful appropriation in the specification of charge II where appellant had permission to take the pistol for his own protection.
III. [Whether] the military judge abused his discretion admitting evidence pursuant to Military Rule of Evidence 404 (b) that appellant had punched Specialist [C] a week prior to the charged offenses.

Wednesday, June 13: United States v. McClaskey, No. 20100853:

Issue: [Whether] the military judge prevented appellant from fully highlighting [RR]’s motive to misrepresent, which violated appellant’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser.

This week at the AFCCA: There are no scheduled oral arguments at the Air Force CCA.

This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard Trial Docket shows no pending cases at the Coast Guard CCA.

This week at the NMCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Navy-Marine Corps CCA is on June 20, 2012.

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