Significant military justice event this week: The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association will host a free webinar on the Bergdahl case on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (eastern time). Register here.
This week at SCOTUS: The Solicitor General received an additional extension of time to respond to the cert. petition in Akbar. I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking two cases:
- Sullivan v. United States, No. 15-0186 (pend. conf. on Sep. 26) (CAAFlog case page)
- Akbar v. United States, No. 15-1257 (pet. filed on Apr. 7; resp. due Aug. 3) (CAAFlog case page)
This week at CAAF: CAAF has completed its oral argument calendar for the term. Details about this term’s cases are available on our 2015 Term of Court page.
This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 2 p.m.:
United States v. Bonilla, No. 20131084
I. Whether the military judge erred by allowing a damaging hearsay statement into evidence after he already ruled the specific statement inadmissible.
II. Whether the military judge abused his discretion in prohibiting the defense from completing their closing argument.
Note: This argument was rescheduled from June 14.
This week at the AFCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Air Force CCA is on August 18, 2016.
This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 10 a.m.:
United States v. Riesbeck
Issue: Whether the panel of members was properly selected.
This week at the NMCCA: The Navy-Marine Corps CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.