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    11.02.10 The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in session at Brooklyn Law School in the case of U.S. v. Jones
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    Tuesday, November 2
    4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Reception to follow in Subotnick Center

    Moot Court Room
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn

    Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend; please use the rsvp form on BLSConnect. For those outside the current Law School community, please contact the Office of External Affairs at 718- 780-7966 if you would like to attend.

    The Case
    William Jones, a Navy Airman who pleaded guilty to misuse of government property and receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge. However, at the pretrial conference, the military judge ruled that Airman Jones could not view the evidence.

    At issue:
    Did the military judge violate Appellant’s rights under the Sixth Amendment and Rule for Courts-Martial 701? Did the Judge deny Appellant the opportunity to review the evidence before he pleaded guilty?

    Counsel
    Captain Bow Bottomly, US Marine Corps, for the Appellant
    Anita Aboagye-Agyeman ‘11, Law Student for Appellant
    Lieutenant Commander Sergio Sarkany, JAGC, U.S. Navy, for the Appellee

    Presiding
    Chief Judge Andrew S. Effron, Judge James E. Baker, Judge Charles E. “Chip” Erdmann, Judge Scott W. Stucky, and Judge Margaret A. Ryan.

    The Court
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces exercises worldwide appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty and others subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Court is visiting Brooklyn Law School as part of Project Outreach, an annual program to promote public awareness of the Court and the military criminal justice system.

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