CAAF’s opinion in Ali is here.  Judge Erdmann writes the opinion of the court, joined by Judges Stucky and Ryan.  Both Chief Judge Baker and Senior Judge Ryan issued separate opinions concurring in part and in the result, which was to affirm Mr. Ali’s conviction.

CAAF’s opinion in Vela is here.  Chief Judge Baker writes the opinion of the court, joined by Judge Stucky and Senior Judge Cox.  Judge Erdmann, joined by Judge Ryan, concurred in part and dissented in part.  The majority affirmed ACCA’s ruling, which affirmed the findings and the sentence except forfeitures..

More later.

2 Responses to “That’s a wrap: CAAF decides last two argued cases of the term”

  1. Phil Cave says:

    There is an excellent teaching point in Vela which I have rarely seen done, but which should be done in multiple accused cases where it is possible an immunized witness may later be prosecuted.  I think COL Allen should be commended for the steps he took prior to Vela’s getting his immunity to isolate the trial counsel, seal the case files (items a. and b.), and to insulate himself and the CA from what Vela would say post service of the immunity.