Friday, September 26, 2008
Where a command has lost the original record of trial, is it permissible to proceed on the basis of a photocopy of the original transcript? Yes, rules NMCCA today in a brief published opinion. United States v. Godbee, __ M.J. ___, No. NMCCA 200700073 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. Sept. 25, 2008). "Based on the undisputed source and completeness of this duplicate, we will apply a presumption of regularity to its creation, authentication, and distribution." Id., slip op. at 3. Here's a link.
Posted by Dwight Sullivan at 5:29 PM