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Army Moves to Court-Martial a Retired General Officer

Over the weekend, an Article 32 preliminary hearing was held to consider allegations of rape of a child by retired Army Major General James J. Grazioplene. The retired general is accused of committing ...
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Gross Governmental Misconduct Ultimately Harmless in U.S. v. Claxton

In the case of U.S. v. Claxton, Air Force Cadet Stephan H. Claxton was convicted of wrongful sexual contact of one alleged victim, attempted abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery ...
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4th Amendment Violation causes Reversal of US v. Darnell

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has reversed the ruling of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) that originally upheld a conviction in United States v. Darnall. The ...
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NMCCA Holds Constitution Can't Require Production of Privileged Records BUT, there are Other Remedies!

A three-judge panel of the Navy-Marine Corp CCA (NMCCA) just granted an alleged victim’s petition for a writ of mandamus in J.M. v. Payton-O’Brien and Ravenscraft. The petition reversed ...
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Retired Service Members are Still Service Members, Says NMCCA

The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) has reaffirmed through a recent ruling that a military service member never truly retires from the Armed Forces. Through its comments on United ...
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New Trial Granted to Air Force Member After Favorable Evidence Appears

In Cook v. United States, a panel of three judges representing the Air Force Criminal Court of Appeals (CCA) has chosen to permit a new trial based on the discovery of new evidence that could change ...
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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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New Appeals Decision Confronts Sexual Assault & Consent

Another recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has confronted the difficulties inherent to defining consent in sexual assault cases and resulted in the reversal ...
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Report: More Military Leaders Facing Sex Crime Courts-Martial

It is nearly unheard of for a military officer to stand trial, or even be publically accused of sexual misconduct. Military records over the last few years, however, are now showing that this culture ...
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What Have You Done For Me Lately? Summary of Case Results from 2015

I wanted to take the opportunity and tell our former and perspective clients a summary of the successes for the Jordan UCMJ Law Group in 2015. Summaries of the below victories can be found on our Case ...
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Should the Air Force Release Names of Acquitted Airmen?

Should the names of acquitted Air Force airmen be released to the public? That's the question at the center of a new debate over privacy and military law protocol among officials and legal ...
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Bergdahl Hearing Confronts Prejudice, Security Concerns

The first pre-trial hearing in the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was held this week and, in short order, concerns over the upcoming court-martial were voiced by both the prosecution and defense. As ...
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The Bergdahl Story Continues to Unfold on "Serial"

This week, the U.S. Army announced that the court-martial of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will take place between August 8 and August 19 later this year. The scheduling of the trial comes at a time when public ...
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What to Look For When Hiring a Court Martial Attorney

Any service member who has been accused of committing a crime has the right to retain a court martial attorney. Rather than facing your punishment hearing alone, face your reprimand hearing with a ...
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