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The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Visits Loyola with "Project Outreach"

Loyola press release - January 22, 2007

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will be hearing the criminal case of U.S. v. Roberson at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law on February 13, 2007, in Loyola University College of Law, Moot Court Room 308, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Selected students from the College of Law have been invited to assist with oral arguments before the Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces is visiting the College of Law as part of its “Project Outreach” program, which was developed as part of a public awareness program to demonstrate the operation of a federal court of appeals and the military criminal justice system.

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 by the Court are subject to direct review by the Supreme Court of the United States.

The event is free and open to the public.