The government filed its answer in Bergdahl v. Burke at CAAF today.

You may note on page 1,before getting to the merits.

  • It misidentifies the parties/
  • Mislabels the name of the pleading (Rule 19(e) calls for an “answer” not a “response”).
  • Misaddresses the document to the judges of the wrong court, but also (d) fails, contrary to the rules, to serve the amici.