Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The standard form that the Air Force uses for an Airman to invoke his or her right to appellate counsel makes no sense. The form -- AF IMT 304 (I have no idea what "IMT" stands for -- JMTGst, little help?) -- states in part: "I REQUEST APPELLATE DEFENSE COUNSEL TO REPRESENT ME before the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (if my case is referred to it) and to urge in my behalf all efforts or other matters which appellate counsel may discover from the record of trial and accompanying papers." I can only assume that the word "efforts" should read "issues," though the form wouldn't be mistaken for Steinbeck even with that change.
Posted by Dwight Sullivan at 8:38 PM