Post edited to add: Significant Military Justice Event This Week: As discussed in this post, the next meeting of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (link to official website) will occur on Wednesday-Thursday, December 11-12, 2013, at the University of Texas-Austin, San Jacinto Residence Hall, Multi-Purpose Room 0207, 309 E 21st Street, Austin, TX 78705. The meeting is open to the public.
This week at SCOTUS: The petition in the Partington case was denied on December 2. The other active petitions are scheduled for conference. I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking four cases:
- Brown v. United States, No. 13-583 (CAAFlog case page) (SG waived response, scheduled for conference on December 13)
- Dalton v. United States, No. 13-589 (synopsis in this TWIMJ post) (SG waived response, scheduled for conf. on Jan. 10)
- Robins v. United States, No. 13-7376 (jurisdictionless petition; SG waived response, scheduled for conference on Jan. 10)
- United States v. Hutchins, No. 13A343 (CAAFlog case page) (SG requested extension of time to file cert petition until Dec 13)
This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral argument at CAAF is on December 16, 2013.
This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in two cases this week:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013: United States v. Smith, 20110401
Issue: [Whether] it was error for the military judge to fail to dismiss specifications 2 and 3 of Charge I and the specification of Charge II due to an unreasonable multiplication of charges.
Thursday, December 12, 2013: United States v. Adams, 20110503
Issue: [Whether] the military judge abused his discretion in admitting the portion of Specialist Adams’ sworn statement regarding the taking of cocaine because the Government failed to corroborate, in accordance with Military Rule of Evidence 304(g), the essential fact that Specialist Adams took cocaine.
This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA will hear oral argument in its en banc reconsideration of the capital case of United States v. Witt, No. 36785 (discussed in this post), on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard Trial Docket shows one scheduled oral argument at the Coast Guard CCA, on January 9, 2014.
This week at the NMCCA: The Navy-Marine Corps CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.