Tuesday, May 12, 2009
CAAF made short work of Sanders, a case in which it heard oral argument less than a month ago. In a six-page per curiam opinion, CAAF held that any potential error in the admission during the government's sentencing case of a letter written by the accused wasn't prejudicial. United States v. Sanders, __ M.J. ___, No. 09-0013/AF (C.A.A.F. May 12, 2009) (per curiam). If 2008 was the Year of Jurisdiction, this term is starting to look like the Year of Narrow Opinions. I hasten to add, to paraphrase Seinfeld, not that there's anything wrong with that.