This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking four cases:

This week at CAAF: CAAF will hear oral argument in two cases this week:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.:

United States v. Easterly, No. 19-0398/AF (CAAFlog case page)

Issue: Whether the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals erred in finding that the military judge committed plain and prejudicial error by failing to instruct the panel sua sponte regarding the impact of a punitive discharge on Appellee’s potential permanent disability retirement where Appellee did not request such an instruction.

Case Links:
AFCCA opinion
Blog post: CAAF grants review
Appellant’s (Gov’t Div.) brief
Appellee’s brief
Appellant’s reply brief
Blog post: Argument preview

Followed by:

United States v. Finch, No. 19-0298/AR (CAAFlog case page)

Issue: Whether the military judge erred in admitting over defense objection the video-recorded interview of AH by CID because it was not a prior consistent statement under Mil.R.Evid. 801(d)(1)(B).

Case Links:
ACCA opinion (78 M.J. 781)
Blog post: CAAF grants review
Appellant’s brief
Appellee’s (Gov’t Div.) brief
Blog post: Argument preview

This week at the ACCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Army CCA is on February 13, 2020, at the University of Texas at Austin.

This week at the AFCCA: The next scheduled oral argument at the Air Force CCA is on February 5, 2020, at the George Washington University Law School.

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.

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