A year ago, in a post titled: A service member facing involuntary administrative separation is entitled to “qualified counsel,” not the “effective assistance of counsel,” I wrote about a decision of the Court of Federal Claims in Helferty v. United States, No. 11-358C, __ Fed.Cl. __ (Nov. 15, 2013) (link to slip op.).
Mr. Helferty has appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and that court recently heard oral argument in the case. Audio of the oral argument is available here.
Update (December 9, 2014): The Federal Circuit has summarily affirmed the decision of the Court of Federal Claims. The decision is available here.