Tuesday, October 09, 2007

CAAF denied 1LT Watada's writ appeal on the same day a federal judge enjoined proceedings

Today's CAAF daily journal update included Friday's orders. Included was a summary disposition of 1LT Watada's writ appeal:

Misc. No. 07-8023/AR. Ehren K. WATADA, Appellant v. Lieutenant Colonel John M. Head, Lieutenant General Charles Jacoby, and United States, Appellees. CCA 20070834. On consideration of the writ-appeal petition for review of the decision of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals and the motion for immediate stay of proceedings, it is ordered that said motion for stay is hereby denied, and that said writ-appeal petition is hereby denied.

Watada v. Head, __ M.J. ___, No. 07-8023/AR (C.A.A.F. Oct. 5, 2007).

Coincidentally, on that same day the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a preliminary injunction halting 1LT Watada's court-martial. Watada v. Head, No. C07-5549BHS (W.D. Wash. Oct. 5, 2007). We discussed that injunction here.

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