Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Importance of Wording

Good job on this counsel's part in framing this issue:


No. 06-0503/NA. U.S. v. Sean A. WILSON. CCA 200102056. Review granted on the following issue:

WHETHER THE UNITED STATES NAVY-MARINE CORPS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED IN AFFIRMING A SENTENCE THAT INCLUDED A DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE WHEN THE CONVENING AUTHORITY'S ACTION DID NOT APPROVE ONE.

Briefs will be filed under Rule 25.

How could it not be error for CCA to approve what the CA did not. Do we need briefs on this? Anybody know who the counsel is?

Jason Grover

3 comments:

CAAFlog said...

On the subject of petitions for grant of review, there are two outstanding podcasts on SCOTUSblog giving guidance for framing cert petitions. With minor tailoring, those principles seem equally applicable to petitions for grant of review in CAAF practice.

Dwight Sullivan

Marcus Fulton said...

CCA 200102056

With five years to think about it, it should have been good.

Anonymous said...

Issue was specified by the Court.