Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hennis Jurisdiction Issue Set for Fall Argument

It looks like it will be a race to see whether the 4th Circuit or ACCA decides convicted capital appellant Timothy Hennis' appeal first.  The Fayetteville Observer reports that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively set the case, which challenges the Army's jurisdiction over him, for argument in September.  My bet is that the 4th Circuit will win this horse race.  Of course, to be fair, the civilian federal appellate court is dealing with a much narrower issue than ACCA will be. 

Previous NIMJ coverage of this procedurally unique case is here, here, and here.