Civilian defense counsel argued 6 of the 37 cases (16%) argued at CAAF this term: Gutierrez, Morita, Newton, Piolunek, Plant, and Sullivan. Of these, the Government won in 3 (50%).

In cases argued by military defense counsel, the Government won in 17 out of 31 (55%).

Of the 14 cases where military defense counsel argued and won:

  • 2 were Air Force cases (Jones and Morita Nettles).
  • 7 were Army cases (Adams, Bennitt, Blouin, Keefauver, Muwwakkil, Peters, and Stellato).
  • 3 were Marine Corps cases (Gilbreath, Quick, and Vargas).
  • 2 were Navy cases (Simmermacher and Woods).

So the success rates for military defense counsel at each of the four appellate defense divisions was:

  • Air Force Appellate Defense: 2 out of 9 (22%).
  • Army Appellate Defense: 7 out of 14 (50%).
  • Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense: 5 out of 8 (63%).
  • Coast Guard Appellate Defense: N/A (only Coast Guard case argued by a civilian).

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