This week at SCOTUS: The petition in Caldwell was distributed for conference on September 26. I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking three cases:
- Sullivan v. United States, No. 15-0186 (pend. conf. on Sep. 26) (CAAFlog case page)
- Akbar v. United States, No. 15-1257 (pend. conf. on Sep. 26) (CAAFlog case page)
- Caldwell v. United States, No. 16-209 (pend. conf. on Sep. 26) (CAAFlog case page)
This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral argument at CAAF is on October 11, 2016.
This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 10 a.m.:
United States v. Bonilla, No. 20131084
[I.] WHETHER APPELLANT WAS DENIED THE EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL GUARANTEED BY THE SIXTH AMENDMENT WHEN HIS CIVILIAN DEFENSE COUNSEL FAILED TO CALL A KEY DEFENSE WITNESS TO IMPEACH A.M.
[II.] WHETHER THE MILITARY JUDGE ERRED BY ALLOWING A DAMAGING HEARSAY STATEMENT INTO EVIDENCE AFTER HE ALREADY RULED THE SPECIFIC STATEMENT INADMISSIBLE.
[III.] WHETHER THE MILITARY JUDGE ABUSED HIS DISCRETION IN PROHIBITING THE DEFENSE FROM COMPLETING THEIR CLOSING ARGUMENT.
This week at the AFCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Air Force CCA is on September 15, 2016.
This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard CCA’s oral argument schedule shows no scheduled oral arguments.
This week at the NMCCA: The Navy-Marine Corps CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.