It will surprise no one who has listened to the Hathorne oral argument that CAAF today dismissed the appeal on ripeness grounds in this order. United States v. Hathorne, __ M.J. __, No. 12-6002/AF (C.A.A.F. Apr. 26, 2012).
As a result of that summary disposition, it now appears that CAAF will issue 33 opinions of the court this term.
[Edit: The original post said CAAF would issue 34 opinions of the court this term. An alert reader noted that in light of the Cooper summary affirmance, the actual number will likely be 33.]