Friday, September 26, 2008
During this year's CAAF orientation, we learned that CAAF has a practice of granting any supp in a case where the accused received confinement for at least 30 years. United States v. Swanson is a case in point. NMCCA affirmed his sentence to LWOP in this unpublished opinion. United States v. Swanson, No. NMCCA 200501593 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. Nov. 13, 2007). CAAF granted review and summarily affirmed. United States v. Swanson, __ M.J. ___, No. 08-0280/NA (C.A.A.F. June 20, 2008) (summary disposition). Now the Supremes have docketed a pro se IFP cert petition in the case. Swanson v. United States, No. 08-6476. We have no information about the QP in the case.
Posted by Dwight Sullivan at 7:36 PM