It was almost inevitable that this year’s Silver CAAF Tongue Award for the most oral arguments would go to a naval judge advocate, since CAAF issued opinions of the Court in 21 Navy and Marine Corps cases, compared to 12 each for the Army and Air Force and one for the Coast Guard.  And for the third year in a row (as long as we’ve been keeping track), first place goes to an appellate government counsel.  Well, actually two appellate government counsel.  LCDR Paul Bunge, JAGC, USN, and Maj Elizabeth Harvey, USMC, led the herd with four CAAF oral arguments apiece. 

Congratulations to LCDR Bunge and Maj Harvey — though, unlike the Golden CAAF, no physical manifestation of this award actually exists.

The civilian counsel with the most oral arguments this term was Mary Hall, with two.

5 Responses to “The 2008 Term Silver CAAF Tongue Award winners”

  1. Nota Bene says:

    Congratulations to Harvey and Bunge, there are no better oral advocates at 46. Apparently last the winner from last year was unable to assign himself to cases, and then have shamelessness to consider it an accomplishment

  2. Anonymous says:

    Who won last year?

    I don’t understand that comment.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey CAAFlog, you exercised editorial discretion and deleted two of my previous comments when I alluded to a notoriously inept defense counsel. Why does NB’s snark get to stay? Is it everything goes now? What are the ground rules?

  4. Anon says:

    I presume it is because DC get abused enough as is, but 1321 has a fair question.

  5. Dwight Sullivan says:

    Anons 1321 and 0713,

    Apparently your Nota Bene-to-English dictionaries are better than mine. I understand to whom N.B. is referring — a lawyer for whom I have great respect. But I honestly don’t understand what N.B. is saying. If you can explain it, please send me an e-mail: