Military Law

619 ABA Journal articles on Military Law.

Gitmo military commissions should end or be reformed, says report shared with Congress in ABA letter
A panel of experts in national security and military law recommends either ending or reforming the military commissions being used to try terrorism suspects at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a report the ABA shared in letters sent to two Congressional committees Tuesday.
DC Circuit orders US to submit information about any attorney-client eavesdropping at Guantanamo

A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. government to submit classified information about possible attorney-client eavesdropping at Guantanamo Bay.

The appeals court acted in a case filed by two…

ABA brief supports procedural rights of lawyer denied military spouse waiver for bar admission

The Georgia Board of Bar Examiners may have violated the procedural due process rights of a lawyer licensed in Louisiana when it offered no explanation for its denial of her…

US refuses to identify experts consulted on transgender troop ban, seeks lifting of injunctions

A day before Donald Trump approved new limits on transgender troops, the U.S. Justice Department said it would not identify generals and military experts the president consulted before his first…

Hidden microphone was reason for defense lawyers quitting USS Cole bombing case

The Miami Herald has learned why three civilian defense lawyers resigned from representing their Guantanamo client, the accused mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000.

The…

Prosecution in USS Cole case at Guantanamo appeals suspension of trial

The chief prosecutor in the USS Cole bombing trial has appealed the judge’s decision to suspend the case, the Miami Herald and Law360 report.

Lead prosecutor Mark Miller…

Arrests are a possibility for 2 defense lawyers who quit USS Cole case over classified issue
A Guantanamo judge has ordered prosecutors to draft writs of attachment for two civilian defense lawyers who quit the USS Cole terrorism case over a classified issue involving compromised attorney-client privilege.
Navy plans to seek negligent homicide and other charges in fatal ship collisions

The U.S. Navy plans to seek charges against five officers involved in two ship collisions that killed 17 sailors last year.

Charges being sought include negligent homicide, dereliction of duty,…

4th Circuit refuses to stop admission of transgender people in the military starting Jan. 1

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused the government’s request for a partial stay that would stop the admission of transgender recruits to the military starting…

Judge refuses to delay order requiring military to start accepting transgender recruits
The U.S. Justice Department says it is evaluating its next steps after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday refused to delay her order for the military to start accepting transgender recruits Jan. 1.
After judge demands answers, US discloses American ISIS suspect in Iraq asked FBI for lawyer

The Justice Department has revealed that an American suspect being held in Iraq as an ISIS suspect told FBI special agents he wanted a lawyer, and was informed it was…

Federal judge blocks ban on sex reassignment surgeries for service members

A federal judge in Maryland has issued a preliminary injunction that blocks the Trump administration from banning transgender people from serving in the military.

U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis of…

Law designed to prevent domestic abusers from buying guns, but national database not always updated

Many mass shooters and other violent criminals have had little problem buying guns despite past legal run-ins for domestic abuse.

A federal law known as the Lautenberg Amendment, passed in…

Pentagon defers contempt sentence of chief defense counsel in Guantanamo defense ‘revolt’

A Pentagon official has deferred the contempt-of-court sentence of Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, the lead defense counsel in the case of a Guantanamo Bay detainee that caused a revolt…

Bowe Bergdahl won’t serve prison time for deserting post before capture by Taliban
Updated: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl won’t serve any time in prison for the desertion that led to his capture by the Taliban in 2009 and search efforts in which some service members were wounded.

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