This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any new military justice developments at the Supreme Court. While four of the five active petitions for certiorari in military justice cases were discussed in the Court’s conference last week, the Court hasn’t announced a decision in any of them:

This week at CAAF: This is the last week of CAAF’s summer recess, and oral arguments will begin next week, on October 9, 2012. CAAF will hear oral arguments in nine cases in October:

  • United States v. Datavs, No. 12-5001/AF
  • United States v. Wilkins, No. 11-0486/NA
  • United States v. Capel, No. 12-0320/AF
  • United States v. Spicer, No. 12-0414/AR
  • Center for Constitutional Rights, et al. v. United States and Colonel Lind, No. 12-8027/AR
  • United States v. Tearman, No. 12-0313/MC
  • United States v. Garner, No. 12-0282/AR
  • United States v. Halpin, No. 12-0418/AF
  • United States v.Vazquez, No. 12-5002/AF

This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012: United States v. Rankins, No.  ARMY 20100494

I. [Whether t]he military judge erred in not suppressing the evidence seized from the computer because both the initial search and ultimate seizure of the computer were unlawful and in violation of the fourth amendment.
II. [Whether t]he military judge erred by not suppressing the statement provided by appellant to CID because the statement was taken in violation of the voluntariness doctrine.
III. [Whether t]he evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the finding of guilty for knowingly and wrongfully possessing eleven (11) images of child pornography.

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: There is no posted notice of any upcoming oral arguments at the Navy-Marine Corps CCA.

One Response to “This Week in Military Justice – 30 September 2012”

  1. Michael Lowrey says:

    Senior Judge Cox is sitting in on the first five (next week’s) cases.