Significant military justice event this week: The Judicial Proceedings Panel will hold a public meeting on Friday, September 18, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Details are available here.
This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking one case:
- Buford v. United States, No. 14-601 (SG waived response; pending conf. on Sept. 28) (CAAFlog case page)
This week at CAAF: The first oral argument date for CAAF’s September 2015 Term is October 6, 2015.
This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oarl argument in one case this week, on Friday, September 18, 2015:
United States v. Bailey, No. 20130383
I. Whether the military judge committed plain error in instructing the panel that appellant could be convicted of manslaughter and negligent homicide if appellant’s actions were merely a contributing cause to the accident that took a pedestrian’s life.
II. Whether the military judge erred in allowing a government witness to testify that appellant’s blood contained synthetic cannabinoid compounds because that witness’s testimony was based solely upon the testimonial hearsay declarations of lab technicians who were not subjected to confrontation.
This week at the AFCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Air Force CCA is on September 29, 2015.
This week at the CGCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Coast Guard CCA is on September 21, 2015.
This week at the NMCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Navy-Marine Corps CCA’s is on October 15, 2015.