The LA Times on line is reporting that the NMCCA, sitting en banc, has:

The Marine Corps appealed the panel’s ruling to the full nine-member court. But the court Tuesday night rejected the appeal without command.

The Marine Corps can continue its appeals or attempt to reinstate charges against Chessani by launching a new investigation under the direction of a new convening authority, a lengthy and complex process.

If the case against Chessani is dropped, it might also lead to the dropping of charges against Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the squad leader. Wuterich’s lawyers also have claimed undue command influence.

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