Thursday, November 13, 2008
CAAF on Wednesday issued a brief per curiam opinion reversing the Coast Guard Court's divided published opinion in United States v. Yanger, 66 M.J. 534 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. 2008). United States v. Yanger, __ M.J. ___, No. 08-5006/CG (C.A.A.F. Nov. 12, 2008) (per curiam). On certification by the Judge Advocate General of the Coast Guard, CAAF held that the military judge's providence inquiry adequately addressed and negated a potential self-defense defense. CAAF reversed CGCCA's ruling, which had set aside the guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter.
Posted by Dwight Sullivan at 12:20 AM