Zachary D Spilman
Zack graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, and from Suffolk University School of Law in 2006. He was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 2004, and he began active duty in 2007. He completed his active duty service in 2014 but is still a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Zack's military service includes repeated assignments as Trial Counsel (prosecutor) and as Defense Counsel, and assignment as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. In these assignments, Zack worked on hundreds of military and federal criminal cases. He also served as the Chief Review Officer at the Legal Services Support Section East, where his duties included conducting legal review of courts-martial. Additionally, Zack deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-2011, where he served as Battalion Judge Advocate with 2d Battalion, 9th Marines in Marjah, and as Detainee Operations Officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD) at Camp Leatherneck.
All of Zack’s contributions to this blog are made in his personal capacity and reflect only his personal opinions. His contributions do not in any way reflect the official policy or position of the United States Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
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- Opinion Analysis: United States v. Gilbreath, No. 14-0322/MC
- The Army CCA is not amused
- Last chance to vote for CAAFlog in the 2014 Blawg 100
- The Air Force CCA finds harmless error in application of the residual exception to the hearsay rule
- The NMCCA finds a judge’s failure to give a mistake of fact as to consent instruction to be harmless beyond a reasonable doubt
- CAAF reverses the CGCCA’s finding of waiver in Riesbeck
- The Air Force CCA finds a conviction for possession of child pornography to be multiplicious with convictions for receipt and distribution of the same child pornography
- Military justice provisions in the FY15 NDAA
- This Week in Military Justice – December 14, 2014
- The Army CCA rejects retroactive application of Riley
- The Army CCA reverses guilty pleas to possession and distribution of child pornography
- The Army CCA finds a wrongful sexual contact conviction factually insufficient (in a summary disposition)
- The Coast Guard CCA disqualifies a convening authority
- Oral argument audio: Torres, Bennitt, and Oakley
- The Army CCA considers expert testimony and the meaning of “substantially incapacitated”