Since things are slow in the summer we can indulge in some minutiae. Today this appeared on the DJ:
"No. 20-0321/NA. In Re Decker B. Jordan, Petitioner. CCA 201100621. On consideration of the petition for extraordinary relief in the nature of a writ of mandamus, it is ordered that the petition is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction."
Google reveals that Decker Jordan was sentenced to 30 years for child rape in 2011. Case here. CAAF denied review in 2013. 72 M.J. 403.
Here is another filing from last year:
"Miscellaneous Docket - Summary Disposition
Notice is hereby given that a petition for 39(A) Evidentiary Hearing pursuant to United States v. DuBay, 17 C.M.A. 147, 37 C.M.R. 411 (C.M.A. 1967) and R.C.M. 1102(b)(2) & (d), which this Court construed as a petition for extraordinary relief was filed under Rule 27(a) on July 30, 2019, and placed on the docket on the 1st day of August, 2019. On consideration thereof, it is ordered that the petition is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction on this date.
Jordan v. United States, 79 M.J. 215 (C.A.A.F. 2019)"
I am guessing this is a prisoner complaining about prison conditions. If so, he should be filing a habeas in D. Kan., not a mandamus petition at CAAF. It would be good, if future resources (from Congress) allow, for all these dockets to be publicly available and online. This would facilitate external study of the system. For example, it would be interesting to know if the military courts are inundated with pro se prisoner petitions as are the other circuit courts. I suspect that this is not such a big problem given the small number of military prisoners. Consider this pie chart (note the military prisoner slice on the bottom right):
-Current Term Opinions
Joint R. App. Pro.
Global MJ Reform
LOC Mil. Law