United States Supreme Court
Begani v. United States. Petition for a writ of certiorari denied. No. 21-335, 2021 U.S. LEXIS 6197 (Dec. 13, 2021). Remember, the Supremes denied Larrabee's petition. That leaves Larrabee, now before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, as the retiree case that might get Supreme Court review because it proceeds there by a different route.
Federal Court of Canada
Neri, et. al. v. The Queen. For those following the vaccine litigation in the U.S., unsurprisingly, the Canadian military is facing similar issues.
The Applicants are members of the Canadian Armed Forces [CAF] who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 for varied reasons. They are opposed to a vaccine mandate. None of the Applicants has received an exemption or accommodation. They are concerned that as a result of their stance, they will receive a dishonourable release from the CAF. The Applicants therefore seek a “temporary prohibitive injunction” regarding the enforcement of any directive from the (now) Chief of Defence Staff, General W. Eyre [CDS] regarding a vaccine mandate, pending the outcome of their applications for judicial review challenging the directives [JR Applications].
Pending Appellate Cases
A Fort Hood staff sergeant, who worked on post as an investigator with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, was sentenced to 70 years in prison for murdering his wife with puffer fish poison[.]
Worth the Read
Prof. Berman is always worth the read. Here he comments on military sentencing reform's in the NDAA.
Dan Maurer, What the FY 2022 NDAA Does, and Does Not Do, to Military Justice. Lawfire, Dec. 30, 2021.
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