Monday, May 12, 2008

New CAAF decision: United States v. Bridges

United States v. Bridges, __ M.J. ___, No. 07-0701/CG (C.A.A.F. May 12, 2008).

Chief Judge Effron for a unanimous court.

CAAF punted on the granted issue, holding that even if a letter concerning Fireman Machinery Technician (I have no idea what rank that is) Bridges' negative attitude and disciplinary infractions in the brig was improperly admitted, "any error in the admission of the brig letter did not substantially influence the adjudged sentence." Id., slip op. at 8.


Christopher Mathews said...

Rather an unsatisfying resolution to an issue of recurring interest to practitioners. It almost seems as though CAAF's judges couldn't agree on an answer.

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