This week at SCOTUS: The petition in Datavs was denied. The petitioner in Ali has filed a reply to the government’s opposition to the cert petition.

SCOTUSblog has a writeup of the oral argument in Kebodeaux (discussed last week) that highlights the military connection in a few places, but suspects that the Court will look at the bigger issue: “If the arguments are any indication, the Court is almost certain to take on the core constitutional issue in the case, and to take it on full force – whether Congress can impose a registration requirement on a sex offender after his release.”

I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at The Supreme Court. There are two military justice cases pending SCOTUS action:

This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral argument at CAAF is on May 14, 2013.

This week at the ACCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Army CCA is on May 1, 2013.

This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA will hear oral argument in two cases this week, United States v. Katso on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, and United States v. Verdejo-Ruiz on Friday, April 26, 2013. No additional case information is available on the court’s website, but I’m told that the issue in Katso is:

Under Crawford v. Washington, did the military judge err when he overruled the defense’s objection to the testimony of the government’s DNA expert when that expert did not conduct the DNA analysis of the samples in question?

And the primary issue in Verdejo-Ruiz (there are three in all) is:

The military judge erroneously denied appellant’s motion to suppress involuntary statements made after law- enforcement agents promised him confidentiality

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 next scheduled oral argument at the Navy-Marine Corps CCA is on April 30, 2013.

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