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:

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.

Case Links:
AFCCA opinion
Appellant’s brief
Appellee’s (Government) brief
Appellant’s reply brief
Amicus brief (law school)
Blog post: Argument preview

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)

Issues:
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?

Case Links:
• 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.

2 Responses to “This Week in Military Justice – April 3, 2016”

  1. The Silver Fox says:

    Katso petition DENIED.  http://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/15-405.htm

  2. Matt says:

    In other news, it appears following rules and regulations is only for those people not involved in the noble work of prosecuting sex assaults… http://pilotonline.com/news/military/local/dod-navy-sexual-assault-office-director-repeatedly-violated-travel-reimbursement/article_fcd4e507-031f-55e4-9ba1-38514291576a.html