Military & Veterans

16 ABA Journal Military & Veterans articles.

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.

‘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.”
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.
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.
ABA commission gets behind movement to open homeless courts across the country

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.

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.
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.
Chemerinsky: How the Roberts Court could alter the administrative state

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.

ABA advocacy builds momentum for bipartisan legislation aiding homeless veterans

Recent legislative developments in the nation’s campaign to end veteran homelessness is attributable in part to the persistent efforts of ABA members working in conjunction with the ABA’s Governmental Affairs Office.

ABE grant helps Iowa open legal clinics in VA medical centers
Lawyers accused of misconduct for offensive, inappropriate emails about colleagues, minorities

Two lawyers should be disciplined or subjected to remedial action for participating in an email chain with a group of people calling themselves the “Forum of Hate,” according to the…

Judiciary has no jurisdiction to decide Congress’ suit over border wall funds, federal judge rules
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that he has no jurisdiction to enter the fight between President Donald Trump and the U.S. House of Representatives over the use of unappropriated funds to build a border wall.
Homeless veterans bill would ensure legal services are available ‘when they are needed most,’ ABA says

ABA President Bob Carlson urged the Senate’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday to support bipartisan legislation that would implement new strategies for removing barriers that prevent homeless veterans…

Do soldiers face double jeopardy in military courts?
When Austin Greening shot and killed his friend and fellow sailor in 2013, he was charged with murder in a Virginia court and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to serve three years, with two and a half years suspended.

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