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Blog Posts in June, 2017

NMCCA Holds Constitution Can't Require Production of Privileged Records BUT, there are Other Remedies!

A three-judge panel of the Navy-Marine Corp CCA (NMCCA) just granted an alleged victim’s petition for a writ of mandamus in J.M. v. Payton-O’Brien and Ravenscraft. The petition reversed ...
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Army CCA Confuses Issue of Patient Confidentiality Further

By: Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law In a confusing move, a three-judge panel of the Army CCA granted a petition for a writ of mandamus for an alleged victim under Article 6B, which reversed a ...
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Dishonesty Led to Mistrial in United States v. Commisso

By: Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law In the Army case of United States v. Commisso, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) found the military judge abused his discretion when ...
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CAAF Reverses US v. Brantley, Calling for Review in Light of US v. Sager

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has summarily reversed the United State Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) decision regarding United States v. Brantley. The reversal was based upon ...
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U.S. v. Reese Charges Reversed by CAAF After Major Change Goes Unaddressed

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has dismissed two charges in United States v. Reese, a military law case originating from the Coast Guard. The first charge was dismissed on the ...
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Conflicts of Interests in U.S. v. Hale Cause Conviction Reversal

The Navy-Marine Corps Criminal Court of Appeals (NMCCA) has reversed multiple serious crime convictions, including rape and kidnapping, following a thorough review of United States v. Hale. The ...
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Unlawful Command Influence Means a New Trial in U.S. v. Boyce

On Monday, May 22, 2017, a divided court finally came to the conclusion that the conduct of senior Air Force officials created an appearance of unlawful command influence (UCI) in the case of United ...
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Reversal of U.S. v. Hendrix Conviction

In the Army case of United States v. Hendrix, the court initially decided to convict Specialist (E-4) Austin L. Hendrix of one specification of sexual abuse of a child. However, The U.S. Court of ...
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