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United States v. Christian, 63 M.J. 205, 206 (C.A.A.F. 2006).

This Court has granted review of two issues.  The first issue for our consideration is whether life without eligibility for parole (LWOP) was an authorized punishment at the time Appellant committed the offense of forcible sodomy of a child under twelve years of age.  We hold that LWOP was an authorized sentence and conclude that Appellant’s guilty plea was provident. 

  Ooops, no, I meant Christian v. Commandant.

David Christian, proceeding pro se, appeals the district court’s denial of his petition for habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. In military court, Christian pleaded guilty to charges relating to multiple acts of sexual misconduct with underage females. In his § 2241 petition, he claims his guilty plea was not knowing and voluntary, his conviction and sentence were unconstitutional, and his counsel’s assistance was ineffective.

We find these issues received full and fair consideration by the military courts. Therefore, we AFFIRM the denial of Christian’s § 2241 petition.

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