This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any military justice developments at the Supreme Court.

This week at CAAF: CAAF will hear oral argument in two cases this week, both on Tuesday, March 4, 2014:

United States v. Davis, No. 14-0029/AR (CAAFlog case page),

Issue: Whether the Army Court of Criminal Appeals erred in finding that the military judge’s failure to instruct on the affirmative defense of defense of property was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case Links:
• ACCA opinion
• Appellant’s brief
• Appelllee’s (Government) brief
• Blog post: Argument preview

United States v. Paul, No. 14-0119/AF (CAAFlog case page)

Issue: Whether the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals erred when it took judicial notice of an element of a charge in violation of Garner v. Louisiana, 368 U.S. 157 (1961), and Military Rule of Evidence (MRE) 201(c).

Case Links:
• AFCCA opinion
• Appellant’s brief
• Appelllee’s (Government) brief
• Appellant’s reply brief
• Blog post: Argument preview

This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.

This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.

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 next scheduled oral argument at the Navy-Marine Corps CCA’s is on March 13, 2014.

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