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More Brass & Senior Civilians Accused of Sexual Misbehavior Than Ever

Pentagon officials have recently reported that complaints filed against military brass – or commissioned officers – and senior civilian officials for sexual misconduct are on a noticeable ...
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Drill Sergeants at Fort Benning Suspending for Suspected Sexual Assault

A female trainee at Fort Benning in western Georgia has accused a drill sergeant of sexual assault. In response, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command and the Maneuver Center of Excellence ...
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Reversal of U.S. v. Hendrix Conviction

In the Army case of United States v. Hendrix, the court initially decided to convict Specialist (E-4) Austin L. Hendrix of one specification of sexual abuse of a child. However, The U.S. Court of ...
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A Third FACA Committee Created Oversee Military Justice Regarding Sex Crimes

The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) has added a third committee to its number of federal advisory groups, the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual ...
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MRE 414 in Child Molestation Cases & How It Impacted U.S. v. Fetrow

In the average criminal defense case, one can expect that the defendant will be tried based only on evidence pertinent to the crime immediately in question. That is to say, for example, someone being ...
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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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Survey Says Sexual Assault & Misconduct Up at Navy, Army Academies

An anonymous survey reviewed by The Associated Press has uncovered that sexual assault and sexual misconduct reports increased at both the Navy and Army Academies in 2016, compared to a similar report ...
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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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Marine Corps Controversy Ignites After Nude Pics of Female Marines are Leaked

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has found itself in the center of a scandal after it was recently revealed that male Marines had been sharing nude and private photographs, videos, and other ...
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Acquittal Doesn't Rule Out All Facts, Affirms U.S. v. Rosario

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) ruled to reaffirm the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) decision of United States v. Rosario. The case ended in a conviction and ...
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Military Court: Mandatory Minimums Apply to Attempted Sex Offenses

In a recent ruling, The United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) has rectified contradictory language between the Manual for Courts-Martial and Article 56. In United States v. ...
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NMCCA Enforces Old Corroboration Rule In Sexual Assault Case

Earlier this year, significant changes were made to the Manual for Courts-Martial. One of the most notable of those changes was the relaxation of corroboration requirements for the admission of ...
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Appeals Court Enforces Rehearing Following "Plain Error"

A recent ruling from the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals illustrates just how important due process should be during court-martial procedure. In United States v. Castillejo, the case of ...
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Senator Gillibrand Revives "Independent Military Prosecutor" Amendment

In recent years past, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has called for the installation independent prosecutors into the military justice system to better identify, try, and prosecute sexual assault ...
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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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Air Force Transitioning to "Positive" Sexual Assault Prevention Training

To combat the prevalence of sexual assault within ranks of our military, officials have developed intensive training programs to raise awareness and give service members the knowledge and resources to ...
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DoD to Look into Retaliatory Mental Diagnoses Following Sexual Assault Claims

The Department of Defense's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced it will launch a new investigation into certain "personality and adjustment disorder" diagnoses in military ...
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U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Military Sexual Assault Reform Plan

Despite the support of nearly 50 other lawmakers, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has failed to obtain the votes necessary to pass her proposed military sexual assault reform. The measure, ...
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Senators Disagree Over Need for "Independent" Prosecutors for Military Sex Crimes

As Congress continues its efforts to finalize the National Defense Appropriations Act—which will dictate all military spending in 2016—one issue has been met with heated contention: ...
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The Navy Reports Uneven Progress in Combating Sexual Assault

According to a new report released earlier this month, the Navy's efforts to combat the prevalence of sexual assault among its ranks have been moderately successful. The fiscal 2014 Annual Report ...
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Is the Defense Department Hiding Military Sex Crime Statistics?

According Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, the military sex crime epidemic may be even larger and more prevalent than once thought. According to the Associated Press, the senator has come out ...
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New Lawsuit Aims to Remove Commanders from Overseeing Sexual Assault Cases

Last month, three former service women and one active-duty service woman filed a federal lawsuit challenging standard military law procedure. The suit calls for the Department of Defense to halt the ...
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New Bill Pushes for Military Sex Offender Database

Congress is continuing its crack-down on the military's approach to handling sexual abuse cases. Last Thursday, a new bill was introduced to the House of Representatives to create a new Department ...
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