Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December 2008 CAAFlog’s busiest month.

I believe that CAAFlog had more posts in December 2008 than in any other previous month. No Man, can you confirm that? Is CAAFlog getting more popular or do the good Colonel and No Man just have a lot of time on their hands?


Anonymous said...

And has anyone else noticed that what used to be an objective analysis of CAAF cases has degrated into a "Drudge Report" format of military justice news and gossip, but with a hard left slant?

Dwight Sullivan said...

Gossip? Hard left slant? Anon 1358, care to give some examples? (Guilty as charged so far as including more news is concerned, but I view that as a good thing, not a bad thing. It hasn't been at the expense of discussions of cases. And we've always looked at published CCA cases in addition to CAAF cases.)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous's drive-by comments used to amuse me to a certain degree. Then his comments became a tedious bore to read. Now his comments have devolved into meritless attacks with no substance to back up his comments.


Keep up the good work, Dwight, this blog is one of the best out there in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1358: Dude, you don't know what "hard left" means! This blog is about as middle-of-the-road as they come. Try the National Lawyers Guild if you really want "left!"

This site discusses stuff usally within 24 hours of it happening in the MilJus world, versus weeks or months in the "official" arena.

Chill out.... and everyone have a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Not hard left, just a smidgen left of center. Plus, there appears to be plenty of "right of center (ROCs)" anons to balance it all out. If any ROCs want to post their thoughts, contact Dwight and maybe he will let you do so under your real name like they do.

I love the site even though I often disagree with Dwight, Fidell, and a number of other contributors.

Anonymous said...

In the adversarial world of criminal law, its actually quite hard to be perceived as a "centrist." An accused is either guilty (the stereotypical 'right') or not-guilty (the stereotypical 'left'). But aren't these just stereotypes?

Example: The other day I criticized one of CAPT Geiser's decisions at NMCCA because I thought he departed from relatively traditional and "conservative" understandings about the military chain-of-command, and perverted them with somewhat "liberal" ideas, like age and number of years of service factoring-in to panel deliberations. These are the types of factors that a defendant could easily use to undermine a waiver of rights, for example. An untrained observer (someone who reflexively thinks that attacking a judge's analysis that protects a guilty finding) would think that I was attacking CAPT Geiser from the left, when in fact, I was attacking him from the right.

And its not a Drudge-type attack. Its all about the analysis, nothing personal.

So be careful with your conclusion that scrutinizing judicial opinions is a "leftist" enterprise.

By the way, did you hear that all anonymous posters are gay?

Jason Grover said...
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Jason Grover said...

Anon 1358 31 Dec 08,
I don't understand your complaint. If you don't like CAAFlog, don't read CAAFlog. If you think there should be more objective analysis, email your analysis to me, No Man, Fulton, or Col Sullivan and we will post it. Or start your own blog. That is the great thing about the blog, you don't have to read it or agree with it.