This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any military justice developments at the Supreme Court where, for the first time in a long time, I’m not tracking any cases.
This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral argument at CAAF is on January 28, 2014.
This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 2 p.m.:
United States v. Castillo, No. 20110935
I. Whether the military judge erred in denying the implied bias challenge against LTC DS in light of LTC DS’s professional relationship with the trial counsel, his direct supervisory role over two other members, his personal experience as a sexual assault victim, and the presence of four other panel members who also maintained professional relationships with the trial counsel.
II. Whether the evidence is legally and factually sufficient to sustain a conviction for rape by rendering unconscious where the evidence adduced at trial does not support a finding that the alleged victim was unconscious when the sexual act began.
This week at the AFCCA: According to the court’s website, the next scheduled oral argument at the Air Force CCA is on February 4, 2014. However, I’ve been told that the oral argument in the en banc reconsideration of the capital case of United States v. Witt, No. 36785 (discussed in this post), will occur or January 28, 2014. I’ll post any additional information that I receive.
This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard Trial Docket shows no scheduled oral arguments at the Coast Guard CCA.
This week at the NMCCA: The Navy-Marine Corps CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.