Military & Veterans
22 ABA Journal Military & Veterans articles.
State supreme court justice confirms he has been working from outside the country for 3 months
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein has been working from Dubai and Israel for the last three months while he participates in a program to improve cultural understanding of people with disabilities.
Apr 12, 2021 10:38 AM CDT
When attorney Timothy L. McHugh, a retired Army paratrooper, meets with a veteran to discuss a frustrating medical benefits issue or a confounding GI Bill problem, he can relate. His own experience as an enlisted soldier gives him insight into the tribulations veterans and service members can face.
Apr 1, 2021 2:00 AM CDT
ABA commission receives national recognition for work with homeless courts
The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty was honored Monday by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for its role in providing guidance, training and technical assistance to homeless courts across the country.
Dec 7, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Lawyer gets prison time for stealing from veterans charity
Former Connecticut lawyer Kevin Creed was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for stealing about $1.4 million from a veterans…
Nov 11, 2020 4:46 PM CST
Oct 19, 2020 10:16 AM CDT
New homeless court program launches in Flint, Michigan
Judge G. David Guinn knows from his nearly 20 years of experience as a prosecutor that coming to court can be a traumatic experience for many people.
Oct 12, 2020 3:38 PM CDT
“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.
Aug 11, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
‘Disturbingly inappropriate’ emails bring suspension for former judge and lawyer
An administrative law judge and government lawyer have been suspended from law practice for participating in an email chain with a group of lawyers calling themselves the “Forum of Hate.”
Jul 1, 2020 1:21 PM CDT
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.
Jun 26, 2020 3:26 PM CDT
Law clerk speaks up after judge’s courtwide email sparks debate over removing Confederate symbols
A black law clerk was the first to respond after a federal appeals judge shared an email with hundreds of colleagues in which he opined as “madness” a proposal by Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Jun 18, 2020 4:00 PM CDT
When asked about the importance of homeless courts, Jeff Yungman’s thoughts go to a sick man who was living in the woods and panhandling on the streets. He received several citations for blocking the sidewalk, which came with fines and fees he would never be able to pay. “Having people like him, we can see why the homeless court is needed and why he probably still would be in the woods if there hadn’t been some intervention for him,” Yungman says.
Jun 16, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
Bankruptcy partner returns to Kirkland after leaving to pursue musical interests
Former Kirkland & Ellis bankruptcy partner Jeffrey Gettleman returned to the firm in late March, about a year and a half after retiring from the firm to pursue his musical interests.
May 18, 2020 2:59 PM CDT
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.
Nov 19, 2019 10:28 AM CST
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.
Sep 27, 2019 1:08 PM CDT
It’s been widely predicted that the Roberts Court will impose significant new limits on the administrative state. There were three important administrative law decisions last term, and each could have important future implications.
Sep 4, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
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