Monday, March 03, 2008

Opinions galore

CAAF's web site has two new opinions (United States v. Webb, __ M.J. ___, No. 07-5003/AF (C.A.A.F. Mar. 3, 2008), and United States v. Upham, __ M.J. ___, No. 07-0322/CG (C.A.A.F. Mar. 3, 2008)) and ACCA's web site has one new opinion (United States v. Grisham, __ M.J. ___, No. ARMY 20050479 (A. Ct. Crim. App. Feb. 29, 2008)).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Denedo? Hope the opinion will be worth the wait . . .

No Man said...

Upham seems relatively straightforward and in line with congressional intent to vest discretion over the conduct of trial with the military judge until authentication. It would seem odd that a military judge has absolute discretion to order post trial hearings, but no authority to make any decisions at those hearings.

Anonymous said...

Webb comes close to the government's version of a frivolous argument.

No Man said...

Oops, I meant Webb. And I don't think the government argument was any more frivolous than arguments by defense cousnel that NMCCA inappropriately characterizes as meritless and, in a manner unbefitting an appellate court, chides appellate counsel for raising. All good arguments, regardless of your side of the aisle.