Friday, March 13, 2009
CAAF has now granted review of seven cases over the last fortnight. The latest is the Coast Guard case of United States v. Smith, No. 08-0719/CG, where the granted issue is: "WHETHER THE MILITARY JUDGE VIOLATED APPELLANT'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CONFRONT HIS ACCUSERS BY LIMITING HIS CROSS-EXAMINATION OF [SR], THE GOVERNMENT'S ONLY WITNESS, ON THREE OF THE FIVE CHARGES." The Coast Guard Court's opinion in the case is published at 66 M.J. 556. We previously discussed the case here.