The lawyers for alleged deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are hoping the military's highest court will partially lift a stay on his court-martial proceedings.
The story broke late Friday night.
These legal documents were - as usual - a beast to get through. (I feel like by the end of this court-martial I'll know everything there is to know about fancy military court phrases and rarely-used military court strategies). But once I was able to "dumb down" the legal jargon, it was pretty easy to understand: his attorneys want the military's highest court to do what they asked the appellate court to do. They want the stay lifted for all matters not related to classified documents. The appellate court denied that request earlier this week.
So the defense team turned the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Not a huge development in the case, but it's something the Observer was able to offer our readers.
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