Military Law

680 ABA Journal Military Law articles.

Top U.S. Officer Allegedly Aided Enemy in Iraq

In an unusual case that could conceivably lead to the death penalty upon conviction, a former top U.S. military commander at a maximum security prison near Baghdad reportedly has been…

Congress Votes to End War, Bush to Veto Bill

In an unprecedented challenge to the Bush administration’s policy concerning the so-called war on terror, Congress today enacted legislation that ties a deadline for withdrawing American combat troops to continued…

Today in Legal History: U.S. Declares War on Spain, NY Mandates Car Plates, ‘Dixie’ Flag Retired

On this day in 1898, the U.S. declared war against Spain, involving America in Cuba’s struggle for independence. For details, see this Library of Congress Web…

Captured at 15, Now a Gitmo Murder Defendant

In what may be the first of dozens of new prosecutions of foreign detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. military charged a Canadian with murder and other crimes…

Today in Legal History: Library of Congress, War Prisoner Code, Forensic Evidence Misused

On this day in 1800, President John Adams approved a then-hefty $5,000 appropriation to establish the Library of Congress, 20 percent of which went for law books (mainly on British…

Man Held, Secretly, in London Terror Bombings

A Pakistani man appeared in court last week for the first time in his home country after allegedly being abducted from South Africa 18 months ago and held secretly in…

Marine Pleads, Will Testify in 24 Iraqi Murders

In a plea deal announced today in the deadliest criminal case resulting from the Iraq war, the U.S. Marine Corps has dismissed all charges against one defendant and granted him…

Suspects Deny Terrorist Role

Two detainees accused of being high-level al-Qaida operatives denied taking part in terrorist attacks during their military review hearings, according to transcripts released by the Pentagon yesterday.

One of the…

House Investigates Misleading Military Statements

A House committee is investigating whether the U.S. military had a strategy of misleading the public about the death of Army Spc. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and the “rescue” of…

British Sailors Can’t Sell Their Stories

Britain has done an about-face about allowing 15 marines and sailors recently held captive in Iran to sell their stories.

Reversing a highly controversial decision, the government announced today that…

Military Lawyers In Service

ABA, JAG Corps Assist Our Citizen-Soldiers and Families on the Home Front

Recruit Suit

Supreme Court to Consider Interplay of Federal Funding and First Amendment