This week at SCOTUS: The Court considered the Katso petition in its conference on Friday. I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking three cases:
- Katso v. United States, No. 14-5008 (pet. filed Sept. 25; resp. filed Feb. 26; pend. conf. Apr. 1) (CAAFlog case page)
- Sullivan v. United States, No. 15-0186 (resp. requested by Court, due Apr. 29) (CAAFlog case page)
- Akbar v. United States (ext. of time to file cert. granted to Apr. 7) (CAAFlog case page)
This week at CAAF: CAAF will hear oral argument in two cases this week. Both are project outreach arguments:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 12:15 p.m., at the University of Alabama School of Law:
United States v. Harrell, No. 16-007/AF (CAAFlog case page)
Issue: Whether evidence obtained from a police search of appellant’s vehicle on or about August 4, 2010, was obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment and should have been suppressed.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 9 a.m., at the Wood Auditorium at the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama:
United States v. Martin, 15-0754/MC (CAAFlog case page)
Specified issue: Whether the Court of Criminal Appeals erred in holding that the human lie detector testimony offered by the alleged victim’s husband was not materially prejudicial.
Certified issue: Did trial defense counsel invite error when he opened the door to human lie detector testimony during the cross-examination of the victim’s husband?
• NMCCA opinion
• Appellant’s brief (granted issue)
• Appellee’s (Government) brief (certified issue)
• Appellant’s reply brief (granted issue)
• Appellee’s (Government) reply brief (certified issue)
• Blog post: Argument preview
This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA’s website is still not accessible to the public (discussed here). I’m not aware of any scheduled oral arguments at the Army CCA.
This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.
This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard CCA’s oral argument schedule shows no scheduled oral arguments.
This week at the NMCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Navy-Marine Corps CCA is on Thursday, April 14, 2016.