The CGCCA has issued a 2-1 opinion in United States v. Lucas, and it is likely a case to watch with CAAF.
The CGCCA has been the most vigilant of the services in protecting an accused’s post-trial rights, so the decision in this case seems odd. There is no evidence that any of the proper procedures were followed in this case except for allowing the defense counsel to review the ROT.
Also, there is no clemency materials submitted by either the defense counsel or accused. Did the defense counsel contact the appellant? Did the appellant have anything to submit?