United States v. Hills applies to MRE 414 as well

No. 16-0704/AR. U.S. v. Dwight Harris, Jr. CCA 20131045. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on the following issue:

WHETHER, IN LIGHT OF UNITED STATES v. HILLS, 75 M.J. 350 (C.A.A.F. 2016), THE MILITARY JUDGE ERRED IN APPLYING MRE 414 TO CHARGED CONDUCT TO SHOW APPELLANT’S PROPENSITY TO COMMIT THE CHARGED CONDUCT.

 

The decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals is set aside. The record of trial is returned to the Judge Advocate General of the Army for remand to that court for consideration of the granted issue.