Significant military justice event this week: The annual meeting of the Code Committee will occur on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 10 a.m, at the courthouse.
This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any military justice developments at the Supreme Court.
This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral argument at CAAF is on April 9, 2014. This will be a project outreach oral argument held at Florida International University College of Law in Miami, Florida.
This week at the ACCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Army CCA is on April 2, 2014.
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 Navy-Marine Corps CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Thursday, March 13, 2014:
United States v. Green
Case summary: A military judge sitting as a general court-martial convicted the appellant, pursuant to his pleas, of one specification of wrongful appropriation and one specification of communicating indecent language, in violation of Articles 121 and 134, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. §§ 921, 934 (2006). The military judge convicted the appellant, contrary to his pleas, of one specification of rape of a child, two specifications of aggravated sexual contact with a child, one additional specification of wrongful appropriation, and two specifications of sodomy with a child, in violation of Articles 120, 121 and 125, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. §§ 920, 921, 925 (2006). The military judge sentenced the appellant to 140 months confinement, reduction to pay-grade E-1, and a dishonorable discharge. The convening authority approved the sentence as adjudged and, except for the punitive discharge, ordered it executed.
Issue: WHETHER THE MILITARY JUDGE REVERSIBLY ERRED IN FAILING TO SUPPRESS THE APPELLANT’S UNCORROBORATED CONFESSIONS?