Yesterday’s daily journal contains this summary disposition:

No. 19-0345/AF. U.S. v. Humphrey Daniels III. CCA 39407. On consideration of the issue certified by the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, __ M.J. __ (C.A.A.F. Jun. 19, 2019), Appellant’s brief, and Appellant’s motion for a summary disposition, motion to suspend this Court’s rules, and motion to dispense with the requirement to file a joint appendix all filed June 19, 2019, and in light of United States v. Mangahas, 77 M.J. 220 (C.A.A.F. 2018), it is ordered that the motions are granted, and the certified issue is answered in the affirmative, and the decision of the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals is therefore affirmed.

The Air Force CCA’s opinion is available here.

5 Responses to “CAAF affirms another Mangahas trailer”

  1. Michael Lowrey says:

    The Air Force continues to loss its mind over Mangahas. This case was certified to CAAF the day after AFCCA issued its opinion. After Mangahas, Briggs, and Collins, it’s pretty clear what CAAF’s reaction was going to be… and they delivered as expected.  

  2. A Random JAG says:

    I wonder how many cases are in the AF pipeline that Mangahas is affecting.  That must be the reason for all the Appellate Government action on these cases, right?  Although considering the Briggs request for cert at the Supreme Court, they’re probably going to try to consolidate this case with Briggs in the hopes of the Supremes taking note.

  3. Not a SCOTUS lawyer says:

    Perhaps the point of this was to make Daniels a Briggs trailer, should the SCOTUS grant cert?  

  4. relxips says:

    Did CAAF have to act because the case was certified? Otherwise, it wasn’t ripe for CAAF review because the sentence was set aside. In the normal course, you’d have to wait until the rehearing on the sentence.

  5. Zachary D Spilman says:

    Yes, the case was certified, requiring CAAF to do something (and creating SCOTUS jurisdiction; see 28 U.S.C. § 1259(2)).