Friday, May 15, 2009

Next week in military justice -- 15 May 2009 edition

I'll be in court next week--possibly for the whole week--so I don't expect to be blogging again anytime soon. I hope that my colleagues will keep you informed, including concerning developments in the Green capital MEJA prosecution.

Next week at the Supremes: Monday's order list will likely include cert denials for the two military capital cert petitions of Burton v. United States, No. 08-1270, and Brown v. United States, No. 08-9714.

Next week at CAAF: CAAF has no scheduled oral arguments next week.

Next week at the CCAs: There are no scheduled CCA oral arguments next week.

Next week at the trial level: On Monday, a motions hearing will be held in the capital retrial of United States v. Walker. The case is being tried at Quantico. Also on Monday, the defense's sentencing case resumes in the capital MEJA trial of United States v. Green. The case is expected to go to the jury by Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

I read that President Obama is going to try terrorists at military commissions after all -- great job security for JAGS, but somewhat surprising, given his earlier position.

Anonymous said...

Well, the President never said he was going to do away with commissions. He said he was going to review all possible options.

Anonymous said...

From Sen Obama on 1AUG07,

I also will reject a legal framework that does not work. There has been only one conviction at Guantanamo. It was for a guilty plea on material support for terrorism. The sentence was 9 months. There has not been one conviction of a terrorist act. I have faith in America's courts, and I have faith in our JAGs. As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act, and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists.

Anonymous said...

And now there have been 3 convictions, 2 after contested cases. Rejecting the Act does not mean doing away with commissions. But then again this is the President that did affirmatively and without any question say that he would do away with DADT and now he has back tracked on that as well.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh. Not so easy as he thought, apparently...

Also, there is NO WAY we will be out of IRAQ in the next 4 years either, mark my words.