Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Cossio watch

There was quite a bit of military justice activity at the Supreme Court today. The Supremes denied Salvador Diaz's petition seeking rehearing on the Supremes' denial of his cert petition. And the Supremes denied the pro se cert petition in Perez v. United States, No. 06-10998. (Today's Order List is here.)

As Fitz previously indicated, a cert petition in Cossio v. United States, No. 06-1568, was docketed. CAAF rejected an Article 10 speedy trial issue below in a unanimous three-judge decision written by Judge Erdmann. United States v. Cossio, 64 M.J. 254 (C.A.A.F. 2007). Let the Cossio watch begin!


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No Man said...

Allow me to write the entire Cossio watch now to save CAAFlog the time:

1 Jun: CAAFlog speculates about chances of writ's success at SCOTUS. States this one might get a grant because of the over-arching issues of general interest in the case.

4 Jun: CAAFlog posts schedule for writ's denial, er um conference.

7 Jun: other commentators join in the Cossio love fest and give the writ a snowball's chance in hell of success.

10 Jun: While pounding on thhe wall for the hapless LCDR/Major/CDR/LtCol in the next office to come talk to him about the intricacies of his money ball theory of how Cossio will be granted, CAAFlog's historical collection of Bluebook's (the Clipper's collection on loan while he is in country) and briefs of every successful military SCOTUS case in the last 10 years (it's a small office) fall and hit him on the head. The blow knocks some sense into him and he admits on the blog that there is a possibility Cossio won't be granted review.

20 Jun?: Cossio petition denied. Just to rile CAAFlog, a CAAFlog reader and SCOTUS clerk (talk about someone that needs some sense knocked into them) convinces Justice Thomas to write a concurrence asking all military counsel to give up SCOTUS practice because "we just don't review those silly military cases."

umkemesic said...

New action on US v. Me (Cossio):

Jun 5 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 21, 2007.