Monday, December 08, 2008

Honey, I shrunk the docket

Earlier editions of CAAF's December Court Hearing Calendar included a 15 December oral argument in United States v. Hickman, No. 09-6001/MC -- a case we previously discussed here and here. But today's calendar update removed both Hickman and the 15 December oral argument sitting from the schedule.

1 comment:

Cloudesley Shovell said...

Hickman disappeared by operation of a very important legal principle:

When the CA withdraws the charges from the SpCM/GCM and re-refers the same charges to a Summary pursuant to a pretrial agreement with the accused, and the accused then pleads guilty at the Summary, interlocutory appellate proceedings related to the now-extinct SpCM/GCM become moot.