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  • Navy-Marine CCA Reverses Sexual Assault Conviction Due to “Factual Insufficiency”
    Navy-Marine CCA Reverses Sexual Assault Conviction Due to “Factual Insufficiency”

    In United States v. Gilpin , the sexual assault conviction is reversed by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). According to the CCA’s review, the conviction was based primarily on ...

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  • All Constitutional Errors Must Be Reviewed for Harmlessness, According to CAAF
    All Constitutional Errors Must Be Reviewed for Harmlessness, According to CAAF

    As a result of U.S. v. Tovarchavez ’s conclusion, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has held that any and all constitutional errors must be reviewed for harmlessness, even if those ...

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  • Suppression Ruling in U.S. v. Lewis Reversed, CAAF Affirms Decision
    Suppression Ruling in U.S. v. Lewis Reversed, CAAF Affirms Decision

    In an interesting development in the Army case of U.S. v. Lewis , the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has decided to affirm the Army Court of Criminal Appeal’s (CCA) partial reversal of a ...

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  • Sexual Assault Involving Nonconsensual Sexual Activity is a General Intent Crime, U.S. v. McDonald
    Sexual Assault Involving Nonconsensual Sexual Activity is a General Intent Crime, U.S. v. McDonald

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) recently decided United States v. McDonald , an Army case involving a service member accused of sexual assault . The case’s conclusion is ...

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