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Blog Posts in December, 2016

CAAF to Consider How 4th Amendment Applies to Computer Searches

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) granted review of issues posed by United States v. Richards. CAAF will consider how the particularity requirement presented in the Fourth Amendment ...
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Bergdahl Prosecutors Barred from Using Wounds

In what was a significant ruling in the trial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the prosecution has been barred from using the wounds dealt to service members while searching for him as evidence in the ...
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Bergdahl "Responsible for Certain Amount" of Dangerous Missions

Army Col. Jeffery Nance, the judge in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, said this week that Bergdahl does bear some responsibility for the dangerous search missions that were launched in the wake of his ...
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Army Court of Criminal Appeals Re-examines Hills Decision

Earlier this year, we wrote about the United States v. Hills decision—an impactful United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces determination that prior criminal charges could not be used ...
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Federal Court Vacates Marine Discharge in Controversial Case

A federal judge has determined that the Department of the Navy erred when it honorably discharged Major Jason Brezler in a controversial case of mishandling classified information. U.S. District Judge ...
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Understanding "Sextortion" in the Military

"Sextortion" is the name that investigators have been a particular type of cyber-crime that a growing number of U.S. military servicemembers has fallen victim to. Essentially, sextortion is ...
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JSC Clarifies Article 134 Definitions, Disjunctives

The Joint Service Committee on Military Justice (JSC) has released new supplementary material for the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM) that could have a significant effect on Article 134 trials. The ...
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