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Military & Veterans

50 ABA Journal Military & Veterans articles.

Clarify overseas employment guidance for military families, House urges

The U.S. Departments of State and Defense should clarify rules that relate to military spouses and family members who want to obtain or maintain telework, virtual or other forms of employment while accompanying service members overseas, the House of Delegates said at the ABA Annual Meeting in Denver on Monday.

Community Veteran Justice Project founder helps vets navigate legal needs

Jodi Galvin retired in 2010, after spending more than 20 years as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. For more than a decade prior to that, she had been an investigator in the criminal and mental health sections of the Orange County Public Defender’s Office. When thinking about what to do next, Galvin realized she could use her experience to help veterans, a population that mattered a great deal to her.

Sweeping changes to military justice code mandate handling of serious crimes outside chain of command

President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order that implements large-scale changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Ex-judge agrees to disbarment after she is accused of stealing money from former Tuskegee Airman

A retired judge in Cook County, Illinois, has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to remove her from the attorney rolls after an ethics complaint accused her of stealing more than $246,000 from a Tuskegee Airman who had been married to her aunt.

CNN obtains transcript of tape that is highlighted in unsealed espionage charges against Trump

Updated: A recording in which former President Donald Trump discusses a “secret” document about attacking Iran is referenced in the indictment unsealed Friday that includes alleged violations of the Espionage Act.

ABA Military Pro Bono Project has been connecting volunteer attorneys to servicemembers in need for 15 years

It hardly makes sense to ask military members to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country—and then deprive them of access to legal services, says Pamela Stevenson, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel.

Attorneys nationwide prepare for Law Day celebrations

Kari Burns describes promoting the rule of law as “near and dear” to her heart. That’s why Burns gets involved in Law Day, which is annually May 1 to recognize the rule of law in our society and encourage a greater understanding of the legal profession.

Meet Holly Cook, director of the ABA Governmental Affairs Office

When Holly Cook joined the ABA in January 2012, she brought with her more than two decades of experience in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. “I thought I was going to Afghanistan and deploying yet again. But I got a phone call one day saying they were looking for someone to come to the Governmental Affairs Office,” Cook says. “I loved working with the Hill. So I thought, ‘All right.’”

Meet 12 ABA members who inspired us in 2022

In this year’s Members Who Inspire series, the ABA Journal featured 12 extraordinary ABA members who go to great lengths to embolden their clients, colleagues and members of the communities around them. Their work includes helping immigrants with tax issues, advocating for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and addressing racial injustice and inequality.

Supreme Court should decide Camp LeJeune case and fix Feres doctrine ‘chaos,’ Thomas argues

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued Monday that the Supreme Court should have decided an appeal filed by the widow of a service member who died from leukemia after his alleged exposure to toxins and contaminated water at Camp LeJeune.

Community resident has standing to sue over planned removal of Confederate statue, top Georgia court says

A community resident can sue over plans to remove a Confederate statue from her county, but groups without ties to the community don’t have standing, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last week.

Military lawyer abducted war orphan when she arrived in US with guardians, suit claims

A legal dispute between an Afghan couple and a U.S. military lawyer centers on a child who was about 2 months old in September 2019 when she was injured and her family was killed in a U.S. military operation in rural Afghanistan.

Military can court-martial reservists with ‘de facto retirement status,’ federal appeals court says

A federal appeals court has held that Congress did not exceed its constitutional authority when it allowed court-martial jurisdiction over a service member who was retired from active duty and working as a civilian employee.

Weekly Briefs: Old arrest warrant found in Emmett Till case; former White House counsel subpoenaed

Emmett Till’s family seeks arrest after warrant found

Researchers have found an unserved 1955 arrest warrant in the basement of a Mississippi courthouse that accuses Carolyn Bryant Donham in the…

SCOTUS rules for US citizen who says return of her child to Italy poses grave risk of harm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that U.S. courts can refuse to return children to their home countries in situations posing a grave risk of harm without considering all measures that could reduce the risk.

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