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George Mason American Inn of Court to Present Oral Argument and Amicus Curiae 2/27 Before Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Wednesday, February 27, the George Mason American Inn of Court will present oral argument and amicus curiae in the case of United States v.Gallagher before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

The event will be held in the Levy Atrium. Attendance is open to all; however, seating is limited. Attendees should plan to be seated not later that 5:45 for preliminary remarks. Arguments will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp, and a catered reception for all will be held at the close of the event.

The hearing is part of the Court's national Project Outreach initiative, which seeks to demonstrate the quality of the military's criminal justice system. As part of Project Outreach, the Court will allow Mason Law student Matthew Kuskie, chosen by competition, to submit a brief as amicus curiae and argue for 10 minutes before the Court on behalf of the appellant. Captain Kuskie is a third-year law student and serves as editor-in-chief of the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces exercises worldwide appellate jurisdiction over members of the Armed Forces on active duty and other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Court is composed of five civilian judges appointed for 15-year terms by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Cases on the Court's docket address a broad range of legal issues, including constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure, ethics, administrative law, and national security law. Decisions of the Court are subject to direct review by the United States Supreme Court.