Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Episode 059 – Conversation with Anita Aboagye-Agyeman

Episode 059 – Conversation with Anita Aboagye-Agyeman.mp3

This pod cast features Anita Aboagye-Agyeman, Brooklyn Law School Class of 2011 discussing her recent appearance before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in the case of U.S. v. Jones. The session took place at Brooklyn Law School on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. The Court, which exercises appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty, visited Brooklyn Law School as part of Project Outreach, a program that promotes public awareness of the Court and the military criminal justice system. Anita argued on behalf of the Appellant William T. Jones III on two issues before the Court: (1) Whether the military judge violated appellant’s rights under the sixth amendment and rule for courts-martial 701 by denying appellant the opportunity to review the evidence before he pled guilty; and (2) Whether the military judge erred by denying appellant the opportunity to review the evidence before he pled guilty and appellant’s plea was therefore improvident.

In the conversation, Anita acknowledges the help that she received from the Moot Court Honor Society, BLS Law Professors Robert Pitler and Neil P. Cohen. She also thanked BLS Reference Librarian Karen Schneiderman who directed Anita to a helpful secondary source in the BLS Library collection: Military Criminal Justice: Practice And Procedure (7th Ed.) by David A. Schlueter (Call #KF7620 .S34 2008).

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