YOU ARE HERE: HOME > HEARING CALENDAR > OCTOBER 2020 TERM > MARCH 2021

 


United States Court of Appeals
for the Armed Forces
450 E Street, Northwest Washington D.C. 20442-0001


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

9:30 a.m.:

United States v.

Stephen A. Begani No. 20-0217/NA &
20-0327/NA
(Appellee/
Cross-Appellant)
(Appellant/
Cross-Appellee)
(audio -- mp3 wma)

Counsel for Appellant/Cross-Appellee: Stephen I. Vladeck, Esq.
                                                    --------------------- (brief) (reply brief)
                         ------ (supplemental brief) (supplemental reply brief)
Counsel for Appellee/Cross-Appellant: MAJ Clayton L. Wiggins, USMC
                                                   ---------- (brief) (supplemental brief)

Brief of Amicus Curiae -- Protect Our Defenders

Case Summary: GCM conviction of attempted sexual assault of a child and attempted sexual abuse of a child. Granted issues question (1) whether Article 2, UCMJ, violates Appellant's right to equal protection where it subjects the conduct of all Fleet Reservists to constant UCMJ jurisdiction, but does not subject retired reservists to such jurisdiction; and (2) whether Fleet Reservists have a sufficient current connection to the military for Congress to subject them to constant UCMJ jurisdiction. The government has cross-certified the following issue: Whether Appellant waived or forfeited the right to assert that his court-martial violated his right to equal protection.

NOTE: Counsel for each side will be allotted 20 minutes to present oral argument.


10:45 a.m.:

United States v.

Jacob L. Brubaker-Escobar No. 20-0345/AR
(Appellee) (Appellant) (audio -- mp3 wma)

Counsel for Appellant: CPT Alexander N. Hess, JA, USA (brief)
                                                   ------------------------- (reply brief)
                                                   -------------- (supplemental brief)
Counsel for Appellee:  CPT Amanda L. Dixson, JA USA (brief)    

Case Summary: GCM conviction of maltreatment and of assault consummated by a battery. Granted issue questions whether the convening authority's failure to take action on the sentence as a result of the Staff Judge Advocate's erroneous advice deprived the Army Court of jurisdiction under Article 66, UCMJ.

NOTE: Counsel for each side will be allotted 20 minutes to present oral argument.



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

9:30 a.m.:

United States v.

Clovis H. Castro No. 21-0017/AR
(Appellee) (Appellant) (audio -- mp3 wma)

Counsel for Appellant: CPT David D. Hamstra, JA USA (brief)
                                                   ----------------------- (reply brief)
Counsel for Appellee:  CPT Anthony A. Contrada, JA USA (brief)

Case Summary: SPCM conviction of violation of a general regulation and of larceny. Granted issue questions whether the military judge abused his discretion in accepting Appellant's guilty plea to Specification 1 of Charge II ("Steal Gas, of a Value Less than $500, the Property of the General Services Administration").

NOTE: Counsel for each side will be allotted 20 minutes to present oral argument.



Hearings have been scheduled on the following dates.

All scheduled hearings will include case summaries. These hearings will be held in the courtroom located on the second floor of the Courthouse, 450 E Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20442-0001, unless otherwise noted.

Audio recordings of hearings normally will be available on this page the day following the hearing.

* Starting with 1/23/2019 hearings, audio files are in two formats -- wma (Windows Media Player (Microsoft)) and mp3.

 

 
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces • 450 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20442-0001
(202) 761-1448 / DSN 763-1448 • (202) 761-4672 fax