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WRAL.com reports that members selection has begun in the Hennis court-martial.

x reports that the military judge has declined to delay trial pending the outcome of Hennis’s District Court jurisdictional case.

Navy Times reports:

The skipper of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., was temporarily relieved of command Friday for “inappropriate conduct,” Navy officials said.  Capt. William Reavey Jr., 51, became the sixth commanding officer to be fired this year.

SCOTUSBlog has a piece on Carr, a SORNA case argued at the Supremes recently.

Below, Harvard Law School’s Kate Nielson recaps last week’s oral argument in Carr v. United States.  Kate’s preview of the proceedings is available here.  Check the Carr v. United States (08-1301) SCOTUSwiki page for additional updates.

Stars & Stripes reports some interesting developments in a murder case from Japan.

A Filipino accused of plotting with a U.S. Navy command master chief to kill the sailor’s family was arrested Tuesday in the Philippines in connection with a related killing, the Philippine National Police said.

Dimple Santos, 27, was being held Tuesday night in Antipolo City on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of a Filipino taxi driver, said Col. Dioscoro Maata, the city police superintendent.

The arrest follows a Stars and Stripes investigation of the case and an ongoing Navy probe of Master Chief Petty Officer John Bench and his ties to killings in Japan and the Philippines.

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