Defense counsel cannot argue for reconsideration of the findings

The defense counsel cannot argue for reconsideration of the findings. (see Sentencing Argument Overview)

  1. Defense counsel cannot argue for reconsideration of the findingsDefense counsel may not argue during the sentencing argument that the panel should reconsider their findings on the merits. United States v. Vanderslip , 28 M.J. 1070 (N.M.C.M.R. 1989). The fact that members may reconsider findings does not authorize a request for reconsideration.