This week at SCOTUS: A new cert. petition was docketed in King v. United States, No. 18-1254, on March 28, 2019. In United States v. King, 78 M.J. 218 (C.A.A.F. Jan. 4, 2019) (CAAFlog case page), CAAF found a conviction of viewing child pornography to be legally sufficient even though computer forensics could not conclusively prove that the images were knowingly viewed. The cert. petition is available here. The question presented is:
Whether the Court of Appeals relied upon permissive inferences that violated the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment in finding Petitioner’s conviction legally sufficient.
I’m not aware of any other military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking one case:
- King v. United States, No. 18-1254 (pet. filed Mar. 28; resp. due Apr. 29)
This week at CAAF: The next scheduled oral arguments before CAAF are on April 9-10, 2019. They are Project Outreach arguments at the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas (April 9), and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (April 10).
This week at the ACCA: The next scheduled oral argument before the Army CCA is on April 12, 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’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.