[Last week,] the Supreme Court ruled that the simultaneous service of military officers on both the criminal courts of appeals (CCAs) for the armed forces and the United States Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) does not violate a longstanding rule that bars active-duty military officers from holding a second job that requires presidential nomination and Senate confirmation – sometimes known as the “dual-officeholding ban.” The decision means that the conviction of Keanu Ortiz, who served as an Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force, will stand.
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