The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force has certified three issues to CAAF following AFCCA’s holding that it didn’t have jurisdiction to provide extraordinary relief to the complainant in a sexual assault case who sought to reverse Judge Kastenberg’s ruling that she had no right to have her “special victims counsel” address the court during an MRE 412 or MRE 513 hearing:
I. Whether the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals erred by holding that it lacked jurisdiction to hear A1C LRM’s petitino for a writ of mandamus
II. Whether the military judge erred by denying A1C LRM the opportunity to be heard through counsel thereby denying her due process under the Military Rules of Evidence, the Crime Victims’ Rights Act and the United States Constitution
III. Whether this Honorable Court should issue a writ of mandamus.