Local news outlets (here and here) report that [ACCA] will hear oral arguments on the forced shaving writ in the MAJ Nidal Hasan court-martial. That would be the day after the CAAF hears arguments regarding access to the PFC Bradley Manning trial. [deleted] [Update–Sorry, I am half asleep, been a long week. Thanks to all who pointed that out]
[Update #2]: From the Fort Hood Press Center, here:
The Army Court of Criminal Appeals issued the following orders in United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan Sept. 21 after defense counsel for Hasan filed two appeals with that court this week.
The court ordered the case stayed until further notice and the response to the defense appeals must be filed by Sept. 28.
Defense counsel filed two appeals to determine if the federal law known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows Hasan to keep his beard during his court martial.
The first appeal seeks to overturn past contempt holdings against Hasan and stop any future contempt proceedings over Hasan wearing a beard in court.
The second, closely related appeal is whether the RFRA allows Hasan to wear a beard while in military uniform at his court martial.
The Army Court’s Hearings page, here, has not been updated to reflect the argument.