Friday, March 06, 2009
Yesterday, five more co-sponsors were added for H.R. 569, the Equal Justice for Our Military Act of 2009, bringing the total number of co-sponsors to 18. The new co-sponsors are Bob Brady (D-Pa); Eric Massa (D-N.Y.); Solomon Ortiz (D-Tex.); Joe Sestak (D-Pa.); and Ellen Tausher (D-Cal.). The bill would allow servicemembers whose petitions to CAAF are denied to seek certiorari from the Supreme Court -- just as, apparently, every civilian convicted of a criminal offense is able to do (with the exception, of course, of civilians convicted pursuant to Article 2(a)(10) of the UCMJ).