Sunday, August 16, 2015

Louisiana military judge sworn in

Baton Rouge attorney Col. Connell L. Archey of the Louisiana National Guard has been sworn in as the state's fifth military judge. He will preside over courts-martial conducted under the Louisiana Code of Military Justice. The news reports do not indicate whether Judge Archey enjoys the protection of a fixed term of office like the 4-year term afforded to justices of the California National Guard's appellate panel. [Postscript: there is no fixed term.]

Rulings of Louisiana's state military judge are subject to review by the Court of Appeal, First Circuit. See, e.g., State v. Malone (2009) (reversing contempt finding against judge advocate); see also State v. Davis, noted here by Phil Cave in 2010.

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