Yesterday CAAF granted review of an issue involving two lay opinions. Notably, the issue was specified by the court:
No. 16-0487/AR. U.S. v. Mario I. Lopez. CCA 20140943. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on the following issue specified by the Court:
WHETHER THE MILITARY JUDGE ERRED BY ADMITTING THE TESTIMONY OF APPELLANT’S WIFE, MRS. CL, WHO TESTIFIED THAT APPELLANT’S APOLOGY TO HIS STEPSON MEANT THAT APPELLANT WAS “LOOSELY ADMITTING GUILT” TO CRIMINAL CONDUCT, AND BY ALSO ADMITTING THE TESTIMONY OF MS. NM, WHO TESTIFIED THAT APPELLANT “HAD PROBABLY RAPED” HIS WIFE BECAUSE MRS. CL HAD RECENTLY RESEARCHED “SPOUSAL RAPE” ON THE INTERNET.
Briefs will be filed under Rule 25.
I can’t find an opinion on the Army CCA’s website and so assume that the CCA summarily affirmed.