Military Law

669 ABA Journal Military Law articles.

Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules
An appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Air Force from discharging two airmen because of their HIV-positive status.
Federal appeals court approves diversion of military funds to border wall construction
The Trump administration can now tap $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The meaning of ‘assassination’ takes on significance in debate over legality of Soleimani killing
An executive order signed in 1976 and modified by later presidents bans anyone working for or on behalf of the United States from engaging in assassination.
Meet 11 ABA members who inspired us in 2019
Members Who Inspire is an ABA Journal series profiling exceptional ABA members. This past year, we featured many in the legal field who are doing good work and paying it forward, including pro bono for veterans, fighting for prisoners' rights, and promoting literacy and advancing diversity.
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Holder op-ed says AG Barr is unfit to be attorney general

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has proved he is unfit to lead the Department of Justice, according to an…

The case for the International Criminal Court: Why it deserves our support

Like many post-World War II global institutions in today’s political climate, the International Criminal Court can feel disconnected from the ideals and optimism that created it as the world’s…

Trump pardons 2 military service members and reverses demotion of third
President Donald Trump pardoned Friday two military service members and reversed the demotion of a third who was acquitted of murder after dramatic testimony.
Judge ‘already mad’ over government’s refusal to disclose information to shooting survivors
A federal judge in San Antonio stormed out of his own courtroom and sanctioned Department of Justice lawyers Wednesday after they refused to disclose the names of Air Force personnel who failed to alert the FBI that an airman—who was later responsible for the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history—had a domestic violence conviction.
Acquitted Navy SEAL says ex-lawyers delayed case, maximizing fundraising potential
A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murdering a prisoner alleges in a lawsuit that one of his former lawyers promised that his legal fees would be covered by a nonprofit that used his name for fundraising, then demanded up to $1 million in unpaid legal fees.
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Judge says she would castrate man if law allowed it

A judge in Oklahoma City sentenced a man who installed home security systems to life in prison for putting secret…

Unique military program helps sexual assault survivors—but not all of them

At the end of 2016, Lt. Angela Bapp told her commanding officer that someone in her Army unit raped her. The Army started an investigation into the assault. But since…

Afternoon Briefs: Appeals of Kavanaugh complaints rejected; Trump rescinds prosecutor medals

A judicial conduct committee says it doesn’t have authority to review complaints accusing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of misconduct by showing bias and hostility during his…

Supreme Court lifts injunction that had blocked military funding for border wall

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Lawyer is charged in alleged Lysol can attack on another attorney at courthouse

A Louisville, Kentucky, lawyer was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attacking another attorney with a Lysol can in a courthouse conference room.

Lawyer Lindsey Scott, 63, was charged with second-degree assault…

Lawyers and judges are on the front lines of the peace process in Colombia
In 2016, after 50 years of armed conflict, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known as FARC) signed a peace agreement. The centerpiece of that agreement was a transitional justice mechanism, established to ensure accountability for atrocities committed during the war. Three years later, it is facing unprecedented challenges in its effort to provide justice for the many civilian victims of the conflict. Lawyers, prosecutors and judges are on the front lines of efforts to provide reparations to the victims, with the long-standing support of the American Bar Association.

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