Military Law

Law Professors

West Point law prof resigns after arguing pacifist legal scholars could be attacked by military

Guantanamo

Guantanamo lawyer’s concerns about cancer cluster are being investigated

Precedents

July 28, 1932: U.S. Army disperses bonus marchers

American Bar Association

ABA president seeks new US review of alleged CIA mistreatment of detainees

Constitutional Law

US Senate votes to strengthen torture ban, adopts measures to help set parameters

Constitutional Law

Federal appeals court narrows the type of crimes that can be tried by military commissions

Labor & Employment

US military bans discrimination based on sexual orientation

Religious Law

US-born Israeli soldier won’t be jailed for eating non-kosher sandwich

Constitutional Law

John Paul Stevens says some held at Gitmo should get reparations from US government

Labor & Employment

Facebook posts get day care worker fired before job begins, add 12 days to paratrooper’s enlistment

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus gets probation, is fined $100K for giving classified info to biographer

U.S. Supreme Court

Blown deadline doesn’t necessarily bar tort claims against US; SCOTUS allows equitable tolling

Obituaries

‘Obsessively frugal’ lawyer leaves $3.3M to Skid Row charities

Military Law

Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, rescued by US through Gitmo prisoner swap, is charged with desertion

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA director Petraeus reaches plea deal in claimed classified docs leak to mistress

Precedents

March 9, 1953: A state secrets doctrine is born

Military Law

Failing to disclose HIV status before swinger sex is not aggravated assault, military top court says

Military Law

Army OKs hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Trials & Litigation

Court interpreter at Gitmo trial for accused 9/11 slayers worked at CIA ‘black site,’ defendants say

Precedents

Feb. 20, 1967: Muhammad Ali’s appeal rejected by draft board