This week at SCOTUS: The certiorari petition in Stanley v. United States, No. 11-1500 was distributed for the September 24 conference. Additionally, as discussed this week, the court issued its opinion in Williams v. Illinois. I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court.

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 29 published opinions (plus one summary affirmation and one dismissal), leaving four cases undecided.

This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in United States v. Hurley, No. 20080262, on June 28:

Summary: Appellant was convicted at a general court-martial of premeditated murder and sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, life without parole, total forfeitures, reduction to the lowest enlisted grade, and a reprimand.

Issues:
I. [Whether] Appellant’s record of trial is incomplete.
II. [Whether t]he dilatory post-trial processing of appellant’s case warrants relief under both United States v. Moreno, 63 M.J. 129 (C.A.A.F. 2006), or United States v. Collazo, 53 M.J. 721 (A. Ct. Crim. App. 2000), where it took almost twenty-one months to produce a record of trial that still is missing ten exhibits.
III. [Whether t]he military judge erred in admitting the [sic] those portions of the deposition testimony of Ms. [as], those portions of Ms. [ar]’s testimony, and those portions of Mr. [ck]’s deposition that contained impermissible hearsay from the victim in this case.

This week at the AFCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Air Force CCA is on July 16, 2012.

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 Navy-Marine Corps CCA will hear oral argument in United States v. Lawanson on June 27, 2012:

Summary: Appellant is the accused in a general-court martial. He has been accused of one specification of rape and one specification of aggravated sexual assault, in violation of Article 120, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. §§ 920. His case is before the Court on a Petition for Extraordinary Relief in the Nature of a Writ of Mandamus.

Issue: Whether the court-martial jurisdiction over the appellant has terminated.

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