This week at SCOTUS: A cert. petition was filed in Alexander v. United States, No. 16-9536, on May 3, 2017, but not docketed until last week. Counsel of record is a civilian from Tennessee. The case is from the Army and was summarily affirmed by CAAF on May 3, 2017, with an order that stated:

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 issue raised by Appellant pursuant to United States v. Grostefon, 12 M.J. 431 (C.M.A. 1982), and the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals is affirmed.

No opinion is available on the Army CCA’s website (suggesting that the CCA summarily affirmed).

I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking five cases:

This week at CAAF: CAAF has completed its oral argument calendar for the term. A detailed list of this term’s cases is available on our October 2016 Term Page.

This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 10 a.m.:

United States v. Bunch, No. 20160197

[I.] Whether appellant’s six-year old stepdaughter had a reasonable expectation of privacy under Article 120c, UCMJ?

[II.] Whether the military judge abused his discretion by accepting appellant’s plea of guilty to indecent visual recording under Article 120c, UCMJ?

[III.] Whether Article 120c, UCMJ, is unconstitutionally overbroad or vague?

This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA will hear oral argument in United States v. Leonhardt on June 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. According to the CCA’s docket, the argument will be a closed hearing.

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 July 20, 2017.

One Response to “This Week in Military Justice – June 19, 2017”

  1. Dew_Process says:

    Alexander v. U.S.:

    On April 1 [2015] at a general court-martial at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sgt. Tyran M. Alexander was convicted by a military panel consisting of officers and enlisted members, contrary to his pleas, of one specification of sexual assault and one specification of rape. The members sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for 10 years and to a dishonorable discharge.

    Link HERE.