Friday, April 24, 2009
CAAF has extended the Judge Advocate General of the Navy's window to certify Neal -- a case concerning the constitutionality of the new Article 120 -- but only until 15 May. United States v. Neal, __ M.J. ___, No. 09-5004/NA (C.A.A.F. Apr. 23, 2009). CAAF's order says it was granting "Appellant's motion for enlargement of time." When we previously asked our commentariate which side sought the enlargement, we were told Appellate Government did it. The United States would be the appellee if Neal were certified. Was this just a typo on CAAF's part or has Appellate Defense also sought an enlargement of VADM MacDonald's window to certify the case?