"No. 20-0345/AR. U.S. v. Jacob L. Brubaker-Escobar. CCA 20190618. On further consideration of the briefs filed by the parties and oral argument, it is ordered that Appellant shall, within 14 days, file a supplemental brief addressing the following issue specified by the Court:
WHETHER SECTION 6(b) OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13,825 OF MARCH 1, 2018 WAS A LAWFUL EXERCISE OF THE AUTHORITY DELEGATED TO THE PRESIDENT BY SECTION 5542(c)(1) OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 OR BY ANY OTHER LAW."
The relevant provision of the E.O. is this:
"(b) If the accused is found guilty of a specification alleging the commission of one or more offenses before January 1, 2019, Article 60 of the UCMJ, as in effect on the date of the earliest offense of which the accused was found guilty, shall apply to the convening authority, in addition to the suspending authority in Article 60a(c) as enacted by the MJA, to the extent that Article 60:
(1) requires action by the convening authority on the sentence;
(2) permits action by the convening authority on findings;
(3) authorizes the convening authority to modify the findings and sentence of a court-martial, dismiss any charge or specification by setting aside a finding of guilty thereto, or change a finding of guilty to a charge or specification to a finding of guilty to an offense that is a lesser included offense of the offense stated in the charge or specification;
(4) authorizes the convening authority to order a proceeding in revision or a rehearing; or
(5) authorizes the convening authority to approve, disapprove, commute, or suspend a sentence in whole or in part."
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