Military Law

683 ABA Journal Military Law articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Giuliani, Powell sued by another voting machine company; Cooley ups its bonuses

Voting machine company sues Fox News, lawyers

Voting machine company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit Thursday against Fox News, three of its TV personalities, and lawyers Rudy Giuliani…

Afternoon Briefs: Governor seeks Sidney Powell’s disbarment; ex-Davis Polk associate avoids sanctions

Michigan governor seeks disbarment of election lawyers

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking disbarment of Texas lawyer Sidney Powell and three Michigan lawyers for claims made in unsuccessful lawsuits…

Afternoon Briefs: Biden lifts transgender military ban; Boston doesn’t have to fly Christian flag, court says

Biden lifts transgender military ban

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday that lifts the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military. “What I’m doing is enabling…

US can kill its own citizens without review when state secrets are involved, DOJ lawyer argues
A U.S. Department of Justice lawyer argued Monday that the United States can kill its own citizens without judicial review when litigation would reveal state secrets.
Supreme Court will rule whether Trump can divert military funds for border wall
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can divert $2.5 billion in military funds to pay for the border wall.
Afternoon Briefs: FBI lawyer accused of changing email; trial during pandemic surprisingly normal

FBI lawyer accused of altering email in Russia probe

An information filed Friday accuses FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith of changing an email used in 2017 to justify continued surveillance

Army lawyer let Sen. McCarthy ‘hang himself’ through his own words, says author of new bio

“The Army-McCarthy hearings would rightfully be compared to a soap opera, even though there was no infidelity or seduction, the plot meandered, and the only real star was a hired-gun solicitor,” writes author Larry Tye.

Divided Supreme Court refuses to block border wall construction
In a 5-4 vote Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block President Donald Trump from spending military funds on the border wall as litigation continues.
Sept. 5, 1969: Murder charges in My Lai massacre

“The fog of war—the uncertainty and confusion of battle—makes prosecution of war crimes difficult, at best. Dead civilians become collateral damage—the lamentable result of bad aim, poor training and faulty intelligence. But when the chain of command is complicit, it becomes all but impossible.”

Trump can’t transfer military funds to build border wall, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court in a pair of rulings held Friday that the Trump administration’s diversion of military money to build a wall between the United States and Mexico was illegal.
Netflix obtains foreign trademark rights to ‘Space Force’ before US government
Netflix has secured some foreign trademark rights to the phrase “Space Force”—which is also the name of its new comedy series starring Steve Carell—ahead of the U.S. government.
Can Trump send military to states to stop violent protests? This law likely allows it
President Donald Trump said Monday he would use the military to stop violent protests in states where governors refuse to take actions needed to protect lives and property.
Federal judge orders mental health review of Guantanamo Bay prisoner
A federal judge has ordered a panel of American and foreign doctors to evaluate the mental health of a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, the first time such a mixed medical commission has been used.
Afternoon Briefs: Equifax hack traced to Chinese military; law prof is under coronavirus quarantine

Chinese military personnel are charged in Equifax hack

Four members of the Chinese military have been indicted in the 2017 hacking of Equifax that gathered names, birth dates and Social…

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.

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