Thursday, May 21, 2009
Here's a link to an important order that CAAF issued yesterday. United States v. Angell, __ M.J. ___, No. 09-0098/AR (C.A.A.F. May 20, 2009). CAAF indicates that it may initiate disciplinary proceedings against appellate defense counsel who blow their clients' CAAF petition deadlines. In concurring footnotes, Chief Judge Effron and Judge Baker urge the Judge Advocates General to consider certifying cases to CAAF where an appellate defense counsel blows the petition filing deadline.