Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New CGCCA published opinion

Last week, CGCCA released a published opinion that still isn't on its web site. United States v. Blair, __ M.J. ___, No. 1278 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Nov. 13, 2008). I've posted it here.

1 comment:

Cloudesley Shovell said...

Enough with this boring military justice stuff, there be pirates about! What's a Navy for if not to protect commerce and kill pirates? We need to start (or resume) the practice of using yardarms for hoisting something other than signal flags. How about amending the UCMJ to provide for military piracy courts and summary executions at sea? Clearly within Congress' power to "define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas."

And when's the last time Congress issued a Letter of Marque and Reprisal? Give the commerce clause a break and exercise some other your other nifty powers, Congress! I'll bet there are some ex-seals at Blackwater and Halliburton just itching to dispatch a pirate or two.

Bailout schmailout. Enough of standards of review. The new Article 120 may be a mess, but that's not important now. Let's go kill some pirates!

Yrs, humbly, etc.