Bridging the gap on CAAF

The Leaf Chronicle reports:

Military training takes many forms, and it doesn’t always involve guns and explosives, occasionally the weapon of choice is law books and verbal assaults.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Wednesday heard the case of an Air Force staff sergeant at Fort Campbell, giving new military lawyers a glimpse of the court in which they will someday argue cases.

Most noticeable in Wednesday’s hearing was the aggressive level of questioning of the two attorneys[.]

Each was asked very pointed questions about their arguments, but the court was remarkably objective in its questioning.

Morse said the questioning in Wednesday’s hearing was "typical" and similar to what someone would see in a civilian appellate court.

"(Judges) cutting off (counsel) like that," Morse said, "That’s typical."

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