CAAF today released its second opinion in the case of United States v. Blazier, a case in which NIMJ wrote an amicus brief in support of the defense. The issue in Blazier involved a standard case of an airman popping positive for illegal drugs and the government bringing in Dr. Vincent Papa (a nice guy, even to defense […]
According to this press report, one of the cases arising from the February 26, 2009 mutiny of the 39 Rifle Battalion, Bangladesh Rifles, is being prosecuted by the unit’s commanding officer.
As promised, we were able to send one of our advisors, LTC Geoffrey Corn, retired Army JAG, and current professor at South Texas College of Law to witness yesterday’s hearing at Ft. Hood. Here is his report: “Chilling.” That is how one reporter described the testimony during a recess in the Article 32 Investigation of […]
The Department of Defense announced today the release of revised Media Ground Rules for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The document is available here. Journalists and photographers reporting from Guantanamo must abide by these rules.
President Obama signed an Executive Order promulgating the 2010 changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial on August 31, 2010. The covering document is on the White House website, but the text of the changes is still neither there nor on the Federal Register and DoD websites as of 10:45 a.m., Sept. 2, 2010. The amendments take effect on September 30, […]
One of our 3L student interns who is also an Army veteran made the trek up I-295 today to watch the latest hearing in the strange case of LTC Terrence Lakin, the Army doctor who refused to obey various orders related to a deployment to Afghanistan. At today’s court-martial session, the defense and trial counsel […]
According to the Army Trial Docket, LTC Lakin (better known as the “birther doc”) will face arraignment at 11:00am Friday at Fort Belvoir. It’s not clear whether a motion hearing pertaining to discovery of President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate will be held in conjunction with the arraignment. Check back later in the week for updates.
Rising 3L American University Washington College of Law student Charlie Fowler represented NIMJ as an official non-governmental observer in Guantanamo Bay this week. He was there to watch al Qosi, plead guilty. He filed this report: Yesterday, July 7, 2010, Ibrahim al Qosi plead guilty to conspiracy and to material support for terrorism, as part […]
DND Introduces Amendments To The National Defence Act June 16, 2010 OTTAWA – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, tabled a bill in Parliament today that introduces significant amendments to the National Defence Act . The amendments contained in Bill C-41, the Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act, reflect recommendations […]
NIMJ analyzed the changes made in the 2010 Manual for Military Commissions. The report can be found here. The majority of the changes in the Manual correspond to changes made in the Military Commissions Act of 2009. Some of the major changes in the Manual include: Military Commission may not apply detention prior to the military […]