I analyzed the CCA’s decision in this post. CAAF granted review last Thursday:
No. 15-0426/AR. U.S. v. Richard A. Gifford. CCA 20120545. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on the following issue specified by the Court:
WHETHER THE ARMY COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED IN HOLDING THAT SECOND INFANTRY DIVISION POLICY LETTER NUMBER 8 (11 JANUARY 2010), WHICH PROHIBITS SERVICE MEMBERS WHO ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER FROM DISTRIBUTING ALCOHOL TO PERSONS UNDER 21 FOR THE PURPOSES OF CONSUMPTION, DID NOT CONTAIN AN ELEMENT THAT APPELLANT KNEW THAT THE PERSON TO WHOM DISTRIBUTION WAS MADE WAS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE, AND THEREFORE IMPOSED STRICT LIABILITY FOR SUCH ACTIONS.
Briefs will be filed under Rule 25.