This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions. In the first, the court affirmed a military case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. In the second, the Federal Circuit dismissed a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
Pinto v. United States (Nonprecedential)
Luis Pinto appeals a decision from the Court of Federal Claims granting the government’s partial motion to dismiss and cross-motion for judgment on the administrative record and denying Mr. Pinto’s motion for judgment on the administrative record. The trial court found that Mr. Pinto’s challenge to the Army’s decision not to promote him was nonjusticiable and that there were no procedural errors that justified overturning the Army’s decision. We agree and therefore affirm.
Sorrell v. McDonough (Nonprecedential)
Lonnie Sorrell appeals a final decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court) affirming a decision by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) that denied his claim for entitlement to a compensable disability rating for a service-connected right wrist cyst. Because Mr. Sorrell’s arguments are beyond the limited jurisdiction of our court, we dismiss the appeal.