A crisp opinion on post-trial delay
United States v. Anderson, CGCCA, a GP to eight false claims, for which a RiR-E2 and a BCD was imposed. This is a post-trial delay case under the new rules.
We apply the conclusion we reached in United States v. Tucker, __ M.J. __ , slip op. at 26 (C.G.Ct.Crim.App. 7 Apr 2022): that Moreno’s use of the convening authority’s action as a terminal benchmark prior to docketing has been superseded by statute and regulation. As in Tucker, there was no presumptively unreasonable delay in this case. Further, even under a full due-process analysis, Appellant was not deprived of due process.
The court did however address the unreasonable delay analysis.
[W]e apply a presumption of unreasonable delay triggering a full due-process analysis when: (1) the record of trial is not docketed with this Court within a total of 150 days of the completion of trial; or (2) we do not complete appellate review and render a decision within eighteen months of docketing. Tucker, slip op. at 26.
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