Monday, February 25, 2008

Three new opinions

There are three new opinions up on CAAF's web site. We'll try to look at them as the evening progresses.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

One wonders what has become of Denedo v. US, a writ-appeal petition and the very first case heard at argument this term.

John O'Connor said...

Anonymous:

Great minds think alike. Every time CAAFlog puts up a teaser about new decisions on the CAAF site, I always go right over to see if Denedo is there. That's the case of this term, IMO.

CAAFlog said...

For what it's worth, looking at the opinion assignment patterns, it seems highly probable that Chief Judge Effron will be the author judge in Denedo.

Anonymous said...

US v. Hall, the baby-burn Marine case out of Hawaii, now seems like an odd grant. I just read the opinion. Its straightforward and seems to break no new ground. Was there something wrong with NMCCA's 4-factor Kerr analysis? (CAAF doesn't mention the lower court's Kerr analysis at all) Or does anybody else read this opinion as just a bit of a public handslap of NMCCA? (i.e., at least label the discharge right!)

Fitzcarraldo said...

I see that the epic saga of US v. Wilson is finally over, with 40 pages (including dissenting opinions by Effron and Baker) worth of mistake-of-fact discussion to consider.