Friday, March 13, 2009

Another new CAAF grant

CAAF has now granted review of seven cases over the last fortnight. The latest is the Coast Guard case of United States v. Smith, No. 08-0719/CG, where the granted issue is: "WHETHER THE MILITARY JUDGE VIOLATED APPELLANT'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CONFRONT HIS ACCUSERS BY LIMITING HIS CROSS-EXAMINATION OF [SR], THE GOVERNMENT'S ONLY WITNESS, ON THREE OF THE FIVE CHARGES." The Coast Guard Court's opinion in the case is published at 66 M.J. 556. We previously discussed the case here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The shield laws are tricky. Things that any person would think are crazy unfair to exclude are kept out.

It will be interesting to see what three unelected federal judges think, as opposed to a state level judge who has to worry about retention elections and the NOWers.