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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).

We have a friendly wager with the Texas Agriculture Law blog on who will get the most votes, and it currently looks like this will cost us a few blog t-shirts.

Voting ends COB Dec. 19th. You can vote for this little blog here and here (mobile site) in the “Niche” category.

We are on the ABA Journal’s list of the best law blogs for 2014. Thank you to all our readers and particularly those that said good things to the ABA Journal about us. The slate of contributors this time is nearly a 100% change from the last time we received the award, which makes it particularly special. I just keep riding everyone’s coat tails, Zee.

Here is the webpage where you can vote in the “Niche” category.

The link, here, isn’t working and directs you to the address http://nomorearticle31blog.wordpress.com/.  If it has gone the way of . . . sequestration (?) . . . it would be nice if TJAG School could at least allow all the prior posts to be accessible.

H/T OFFL

CAAF’s website (as well as the AFCCA’s website that is hosted on the same server) looks to be down. With oral arguments scheduled for next week, I’m publishing previews this week that link to briefs hosted on CAAF’s site. If anyone has a burning desire to read one of those briefs before CAAF’s website comes back online, drop me a line at zack@caaflog.com

A brief personal update: I left active duty on July 1 and moved to Massachusetts with my wife and two children. I remain in the Marine Corps Reserve. I’ve been busy setting up the household and preparing for civilian practice. More news on that to come.

I will continue blogging. In fact, I’m planning to do a lot of writing about military justice issues in the coming months. For example, here is a link to my analysis of the new Article 60(c) (the convening authority’s clemency power for offenses committed on or after June 24, 2014) published as part of the LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis series, 2014 Emerging Issues 7217.

While we typically shy away from self promotion, I really think the new contributors to the blog deserve the same type of recognition that the blog got back in 2008 when the ABA Journal named us to 2008 ABA Blawg 100, as one of the top 100 legal blogs as selected by editors at the ABA Journal.

To do that this year, I think we need some help.  There is now a Blawg 100 Amici page that allows fans of law blogs to nominate them for inclusion in the Top 100.  Submit your nomination for any of your favorite law blogs by no later than 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 8, 2014.

Here are some of our favorite posts from 2013-14, feel free to add yours in comments

For you expert commenters out there, here is your chance to get paid to give your expert opinions. The Marine Corps is hiring two additional highly qualified experts. One position is for a prosecution HQE, located in the national capitol region, and the other is for a defense HQE, located in Jacksonville, NC. So, whatever flavor of kool-aid you prefer, there’s a job for you. Like previous HQE positions, the pay is in the GS-15 range (although not a civil service job) and will be for an initial term of 1-2 years, with the possibility of extension up to a combined maximum of 5 years.

The general duties for both HQEs will involve developing and implementing training for counsel, as well as consulting on cases.  More details about the specific expectations for each position are in the descriptions linked above. Having worked with Marine Corps HQEs on both sides of the aisle, I can say that they are an excellent resources for counsel and often bring different and helpful perspectives to cases. I’m certain that with the expertise of this site’s readership there may be some future HQEs out there.