An alert reader called out attention to a fascinating case being argued before the Ninth Circuit it Seattle on Friday. United States v. Stoltz, No. 11-30297. I’m under the gun tonight, so I don’t have time to summarize the case, which deals with the right to refuse nonjudicial punishment and the exception to that right for those attached to or embarked on vessels. But here’s the United States’ opening brief, here’s the appellee’s answer, and here’s the United States’ reply.