Supreme Court hears oral arguments on procedural rule, military judges holding multiple offices
Supreme Court hears oral arguments on procedural rule, military judges holding multiple offices

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday.

Hall v. Hall questions which judgments are final under Rule 42 [materials] of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 42 refers to the consolidation of cases versus separate trials. If actions involve a common question of law or fact, sometimes courts can join a hearing or trial, consolidate the actions, or avoid unnecessary cost or delay; however, sometimes it makes sense to keep them separate for prejudice,

Dalmazzi v. United States [transcript, PDF], consolidated with two other cases, considers the effect of a rule that says military judges cannot hold multiple offices. After President Barack Obama nominated and the Senate confirmed Colonel Martin Mitchell as a judge of the

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