The service with the most cases before CAAF during the 2010 term was the Air Force, with 19.  Next was the Army, with 13.  The Navy and Marine Corps had 12.  The Coast Guard had one.

The overall reversal rate was 47.8%.

The Air Force Court was reversed in 8 of 19 cases for a 42% reversal rate.

ACCA was reversed in 7 of 14 cases for a 50% reversal rate.

NMCCA was reversed in 6 of 12 cases for a 50% reversal rate.

The Coast Guard Court was reversed in its only case for a 100% reversal rate.

2 Responses to “End o’ term stats Part V — how did the CCAs fare?”

  1. Dew_Process says:

    Prof. Aaron Levenstein once stated: “Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

    The “overall reversal rate” of nearly 50% could be “suggestive” of incompetent CCA’s or an overly pro-active CAAF.

    But, what is concealed here is indeed “vital” — the total number of CCA affirmations where CAAF denied review. That number paints an entirely different picture.

    For an accused convicted in a litigated court-martial, the appellate “picture” remains bleak.

  2. Just Sayin' says:

    that’s not a very good record for the intermediate appellate courts…