CAAF calls for supplemental briefs in Center for Constitutional Rights, et al. v. United States and Colonel Lind, No. 12-8027/AR
A reader send us this order in The Center for Constitutional Rights, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Sachill, The Nation, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, Chase Madar, Kevin Gosztola, Julian Assange, and Wiki[shhh] v. The United States of America and Chief Judge Colonel Denise Lind, No. 12-8027/AR. The court ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs on the following issues:
I. Whether, in light of Denedo v. United States, 556 U.S. 904 (2009), Clinton v. Goldsmith, 526 U.S. 529 (1999), United States v. Lopez de Victoria, 66 M.J. 67 (C.A.A.F. 2008), ABC Inc. v. Powell, 47 M.J. 363 (C.A.A.F. 1997), United States v. Hershey, 20 M.J. 433 (C.M.A. 1985), Articles 36, 66, and 67, UCMJ, and Rule for Courts-Martial 806, this court and the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals have subject-matter jurisdiction over Appellants’ request for extraordinary relief.
II. Whether Appellants, non-parties to the court-martial, have standing in this court or the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals to file a request for extraordinary relief in this matter.
III. Assuming jurisdiction, (1) in the context of the records now at issue, which officials are lawfully authorized to direct public release of such records, and (2) to what extent must Appellants first demonstrate that they have made their initial request to an appropriate records custodian and had such request denied.
The court also invited counsel for PFC Manning to submit a brief.