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blawg_100_2016I’m proud to announce that CAAFlog is on the 2016 ABA Journal Blawg 100 list of the best legal blogs.

This is our third year in a row on the list, and our fourth year overall. Prior years are the 2015 list, the 2014 list, and the 2008 list.

Thanks to all our readers.

Access restored this morning.

CAAF’s website (and also the AFCCA’s website that is hosted on the same Air Force server) is currently inaccessible. The court is aware of the problem but has no estimate for its resolution.

Public access to the CAAF and Air Force CCA websites has been restored.

The websites of CAAF and the AFCCA (which are hosted on the same servers) are currently inaccessible to the public. However, users on the military networks may still have access.

The websites for CAAF and the AFCCA are now accessible.

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 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.