This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any military justice developments at the Supreme Court.
This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral arguments at CAAF are on March 27, 2019.
This week at the ACCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Army CCA is on March 21, 2019.
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 website shows no scheduled oral arguments.
This week at the NMCCA: The Navy-Marine Corps CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 1 p.m.:
United States v. Armendariz, NMCCA No.201700338
Case Summary: A panel of members with enlisted representation sitting as a general court-martial convicted Appellant, contrary to his pleas, of violating a lawful general order, violating a lawful general regulation, sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, and adultery in violation of Articles 92, 120, and 134, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. §§ 892, 920, 934 (2016). The Members sentenced Appellant to eighteen months’ confinement and a dishonorable discharge. The Convening Authority approved the sentence as adjudged and, except for the punitive discharge, ordered it executed.
Issue: Did the military judge abuse his discretion in denying the defense’s motion to suppress evidence seized during searches on 25-26 July 2016 of MSgt Armendariz’s body, phones, vehicle, office, and office wall locker?