Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Oral Argument


Location: McCartan Courtroom (View on

The appeal, which arises from a court-martial proceeding, concerns whether investigators violated Sergeant Mitchell’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when they requested that he unlock his cell phone. This is a cutting-edge issue that is being litigated in courtrooms across the nation.

Oral arguments will be presented by counsel for the parties and also by law students Dominic Barceleau and Sean Flynn, who have been granted leave to appear and argue as amicus curiae. Dominic and Sean were supervised by faculty members and assisted in their brief writing by other students.