In a petition filed yesterday and available here, the Solicitor General seeks Supreme Court review of CAAF’s summary affirmation of the Air Force CCA’s decision in United States v. Collins, 78 M.J. 415 (C.A.A.F. Mar. 12, 2019) (CAAFlog case page).
The petition in Collins presents the exact same question as the petition filed by the Solicitor General in Briggs (discussed here):
Whether the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces erred in concluding—contrary to its own longstanding precedent—that the Uniform Code of Military Justice allows prosecution of a rape that occurred between 1986 and 2006 only if it was discovered and charged within five years.
The petition asks the Court to grant certiorari in both cases and consolidate them or briefing, for to hold the petition in Collins pending resolution of Briggs.
Update: The petition also includes CAAF’s summary disposition in United States v. Daniels, No. 19-0345/AF (noted here)