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Today CAAF issued its opinion in the certified Coast Guard case of United States v. Cooley, No.15-0384/CG & 15-0387/CG (CAAFlog case page).

While CAAF’s website is down, the opinion is available here.

Analysis to follow.

In (sort of) related news, the Army CCA’s website is now accessible to the public.

I’ve been informed that CAAF is optimistic that its website will be restored tomorrow (the AFCCA’s site is on the same server and is also currently inaccessible).

CAAF’s website is currently inaccessible due to an issue at Maxwell Air Force Base. The court is aware of the problem but does not know when it will be resolved.

In light of some comments in the Bergdahl discussion thread that were brought to our attention, which have now been removed, we’d like to remind everyone of the comments policy on this little blog, here and here.  In particular, keep this eloquent summary from ODFL:

The Internet, of course, is a wide-open place and anyone can upload content on the Internet saying anything he or she pleases.  Heck, there’s even a website that devotes itself to, among other causes, attacking CAAFlog.  (I find it surprising that anyone cares enough about what we say in our little gabfest to go to the trouble, but the author certainly has the right to attack us.)  Anyone who wants to could set up a website to post anonymous personal attacks against military justice practitioners and judges.  But we at CAAFlog have no obligation to host such content.

Thanks for keeping it classy, San Diego.

 

The Army CCA’s website, as well as the Army JAG Corps Network website, have not been accessible to the public for approximately two weeks.

Today I learned that this is due to ongoing security upgrades, and that public access will eventually be restored (hopefully within another 2-3 weeks). I’m told, however, that the sites are still accessible to users on the .mil domain.

This year we will continue our annual tradition and count down the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2015.

We invite your nominations for this year’s list. You can make your nomination by email to caaflog@caaflog.com or as a comment to this post.

Prior Top Ten lists are available at the following links:

Blawg100HonoreeBadgeI’m proud to announce that CAAFlog is on the 2015 ABA Journal Blawg 100 list of the best legal blogs.

This is our second year in a row on the list, and our third year overall. In addition to the 2014 list, we made the 2008 list.

Thanks to all our readers.

Nominations are open for the ABA Jounal’s Blawg 100 list of the best legal blogs. Because of your support, CAAFlog made it to the second round in 2008 and 2014.

If you want to make a nomination for the 2015 list, you can do so at this link.

Like the page for this year’s opinions (discussed here), I’ve compiled all of CAAF’s opinions from last term onto a single page. You can access it by clicking on the September 2013 Cases link in the top navigation bar.

2013 Term

Prior terms are a future project.

The Joint Service Committee on Military Justice (JSC) has a new website: http://jsc.defense.gov/

I’ve completed a single page summary of all of the cases argued at CAAF in the current term, complete with links to our individual case pages. You can access it by clicking on the September 2014 Cases link in the top navigation bar.

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Prior terms are a future project.

Congrats to our own Zee, who’s been selected for O-4 in the Marine Corps Reserve!

A milestone recently passed unnoticed: My 100th Argument Preview post. This week’s preview of the argument in Keefauver was the 108th such post.

I’d greatly appreciate any feedback you might have about these posts. In particular, are they objective? Are they understandable? Do they omit anything you want to see? Do they contain anything they shouldn’t?

Please either post your feedback here or send it to me (in confidence) by email to zack@caaflog.com

Voting for the ABA Journal’s best law blogs of 2014 ends at the close of business tomorrow.

If you haven’t already voted for CAAFlog (in the niche category), please click here or here (mobile version) to register and vote. You’ll have to provide an email address, but according to this FAQ the email address is only used for tracking votes and is not retained.

If you already voted for CAAFlog, thank you for your support.

We are on the ABA Journal’s list of the best law blogs of 2014. Thank you to all of our readers for making this possible.

Please continue to show your support by clicking here or here (mobile version) to register and vote for CAAFlog (we’re in the niche category).