CAAFlog » Argument Audio

Audio of Thursday’s oral argument at the NMCCA in United States v. Spurling is available at the CCA’s website here. The recording is of poor quality, so I created an enhanced version (applying noise correction and compression) available here (note: the file is a 68MB mp3).

The case involves a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel based on the failure of the defense to seek suppression of the appellant’s statement (made in the absence of an Article 31(b) warning). This is the NMCCA’s second review of this case. The court previously issued an en banc decision denying appellant relief (discussed here), but CAAF summarily reversed and remanded (discussed here). The issue before the court now (discussed here) focuses on the standard of prejudice to be applied when evaluating a claim of IAC.

Notably, during the argument, the Government counsel asserted a difference between military correction and military discipline, arguing that the appellant’s statement should not be suppressed (meaning that there was no prejudice in the failure of counsel to seek suppression) because the military questioner intended only to correct the appellant, not to discipline him. I think the idea that there is a difference between correction and discipline in the military context is, frankly, nonsensical.

Audio of today’s oral arguments at CAAF is available at the following links:

United States v. Sullivan, No. 15-0186/CG (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Quick, No. 15-0347/MC (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Audio of today’s oral argument in United States v. McIntosh, No. 14-0685/AF (CAAFlog case page), is available at the following link: Oral argument audio.

Audio of today’s oral arguments at CAAF is available at the following links:

United States v. Murphy, No. 14-0767/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Stellato, No. 15-0315/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Schloff, No. 15-0294/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Audio of this week’s Project Outreach oral arguments is now available at the following links:

United States v. Plant, No. 15-0011/AF (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Keefauver, No. 15-0029/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Today I discovered (the hard way) that CAAF suffered some sort of technical difficulty with its audio recording system during Tuesday’s oral arguments in Ward and Nettles. Both files are of incredibly poor quality.

However, I was able to enhance them significantly, such that you can hear the arguments relatively well. Those enhanced recordings are available (in mp3 format) at the following links:

United States v. Ward, No. 15-0059/NA (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Nettles, No. 14-0754/AF (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Audio of the oral argument in United States v. Sauk, No. 38398 (discussed and debated in this post) is available on the AFCCA’s website here.

The audio is just over 30 minutes long, and the file on the CCA’s server is 30 MB and is in Windows Media Audio format. I converted it to mp3 (reducing the size to 20 MB) and made some improvements to the volume, and put it on our server here.

Audio of two recent oral arguments at the Air Force CCA is available at the following links:

United States v. Russell, No. 2014-11 (argued on Jan. 14, 2015): Oral argument audio.

United States v. O’Connor, No. 38420 (argued on Jan. 30, 2015): Oral argument audio.

Audio of today’s oral arguments is available at the following links:

United States v. Simmermacher, No. 14-0744/NA (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Woods, No. 14-0783/NA (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Audio of today’s oral arguments at CAAF is available at the following links:

United States v. Castillo, No. 14-0724/NA (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio

United States v. Carter, No. 14-0792/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio

Audio of today’s oral arguments is available at the following links:

United States v. Arness, No. 14-8014/AF (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio

United States v. Blouin, No. 14-0656/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio

Note: TWIMJ inaccurately stated that Castillo was to be argued today, not Blouin. I’ve corrected that error.

Audio of this week’s oral arguments at CAAF is available at the following links:

United States v. Olson, No. 14-0166/AF (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Muwwakkil, No. 15-0112/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Audio of today’s oral arguments at CAAF is available at the following links:

United States v. Norman, No. 14-0524/MC (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Adams, 14-0495/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Audio of yesterday’s oral arguments at CAAF is available at the following links:

United States v. Torres, No. 14-0222/AF (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Bennitt, No. 12-0616/AR (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Additionally, audio of yesterday’s oral argument at the NMCCA in United States v. Oakley is available here. The issues are in this week’s TWIMJ.

Audio of today’s oral arguments is available at the following links:

United States v. Buford, No. 14-6010/AF (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

United States v. Gutierrez, No. 13-0522/AF (CAAFlog case page): Oral argument audio.

Additionally, audio of the December 3, 2014, oral argument at the NMCCA in United States v. Henderson (TWIMJ post) is available here.