This week at SCOTUS: There are five active petitions for certiorari in military justice cases. From newest to oldest:

This week at CAAF: CAAF is in its summer recess and is not scheduled to hear oral arguments until October.

This week at the ACCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Army CCA is on September 7, 2012.

This week at the AFCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Air Force CCA is on October 11, 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 one case this week, on Thursday, August 30, 2012:

United States v. Smith

Case Summary: A general court-martial composed of members with enlisted representation convicted appellant, contrary to his plea, of one specification of aggravated sexual assault in violation of Article 120, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. § 920 (2006). The members sentenced appellant to reduction to pay grade E-1, confinement for 30 days, and a bad-conduct discharge. The Convening Authority approved the sentence as adjudged and, except for the punitive discharge, ordered it executed.

Issues:
I. Whether the military judge denied appellant’s Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights to present a defense by limiting the scope of a defense expert’s trial testimony.
II. Whether the military judge denied appellant’s Sixth Amendment right of confrontation by limiting the defense counsel’s cross-examination of the complaining witness, even when trial counsel did not make an objection.

2 Responses to “This Week in Military Justice – 26 August 2012”

  1. Ex TC on sabbatical says:

    What? No mention of the false positive by the San Diego drug lab in the news of the week column??? We’ ll all see that Brady notice at every forum for the next ten years .

  2. Phil Cave says:

    Ex-TC you have a link for a media or other report?