Sunday, June 07, 2009

This week in military justice -- 7 June 2009 edition

This week at the Supreme Court: Our Denedo lookout remains perched in the CAAFlog crow's nest. Stay tuned for a cry of "Denedo ho!" about 1000 tomorrow.

This week at CAAF: CAAF has no oral arguments scheduled this week.

This week at the CCAs: None of the CCAs will be hearing oral argument this week.

This week in Congress: The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy will hold a hearing on Thursday at 1000 on H.R. 569, a bill that would expand the Supreme Court's certiorari jurisdiction over court-martial cases.


Anonymous said...

You missed that Cossio is taking the LSAT on Monday.

Cossio said...

And you know what, save for a couple of practice questions haven't even studied.

This is due to the bungling of a certain eBay member's sending of "Cracking the LSAT" which I won on 12 May and had to be resent.

Ahhh! The powers that be are already at work sabotaging my efforts. I should expect my tires flattened when I wake up tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

And I thought it was going to be those pesky federal convictions that did Cossio in. Who knew it was going to be that guy on eBay.

Mike "No Man" Navarre said...


Just a piece of friendly advice, depending on how Denedo works out today you might actually get another shot at appeal. So, cancel your LSAT seat this time and don't rely on eBay to get the books. Take a course or get the latest study materials from the test people.

And as a general matter, don't rely on the performance of some unknown third party to get you something at the last minute when your future is at stake.

Cossio said...

Its Ok, I can retake it three times....Anyways, its much like an IQ test, either you have the analytical skills or you don't. I'll do fine, you are talking to the guy that took 8 CLEP tests (while in confinement at Lackland) and passed every single one without studying.

I did extremely well on these practice questions.

No, I wouldn't expect my "convictions" to do me in. I was able to get a firearms card (the FBI told them it was ok).

I'll check with the school and bar to see how they'll react. I remember seeing stories years ago of "convicts" earning their law degree. I remember in particular one who was convicted of murder but was not admitted into the bar.

Anonymous said...

12 The Court has released the opinion in United States v. Denedo (08-267). Affirmed and remanded, with Justice Kennedy writing for the Court. Justice Roberts concurs in part and dissents in part joined by Justices Scalia Thomas and Alito.

Cossio said...

Yes !!! One roadblock gone.

Anonymous said...


I guess if your not going to study we don't have to worry about you ever becoming a lawyer.

I'm sure that even though you may be a certified genius, you are incorrect: You can dramatically improve your LSAT score by doing past LSAT tests.

And if you take the LSAT three times they usually average your scores. Which isn't good if your using the first LSAT as a practice test.

Cossio said...

Thanks for your concern, I think I'll be just fine.

We can apply the same analytical reasoning with your comments:

"I'm sure that even though you may be a certified genius, you are incorrect: You can dramatically improve your LSAT score by doing past LSAT tests."

What is wrong with your statement?

Your statement makes a premise that I believe studying would not improve LSAT scores. A strawman.

In addition you believe that whatever law school looks at my scores will "average them out", which may be true, but not always. You are also assuming that I will indeed take a retest without considering my score will be high enough without the need for such an action.

Anonymous said...

My advice is given in good faith. I took the LSAT twice. Before the second time I bought every single old LSAT that they offered and did them under test conditions. That greatly increased my score.

Cossio said...

Roger that. That is good advice.