New statutory amendments suggest:
- The ABCMR’s one-year deadline now appears to be invalid.
- The ABCMR’s one-time reconsideration rule is now appears similarly invalid.
- Most importantly, it appears that any applicant who was at one time denied reconsideration purely on timeliness grounds now must be considered by the board so long as they are supported by “materials not previously presented to or considered by the board . . .”