Saturday, February 03, 2007

Critic of Gitmo lawyers quits defense post

"Stimson said he was leaving because of the controversy over a radio interview in which he said he found it shocking that lawyers at many of the nation's top law firms represent detainees held at the U.S. military prison in Cuba."

Friday, February 02, 2007

Investigation: Drug Users Ushered Into Military Service

"Navy Recruiter: 'If they don't pass the screening here, no harm, no foul. We throw it away. We tell you to come back in another few weeks, and you take it again.'"

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Fresno, CA. - Valley Marine Will Face Multiple New Charges

"LT Vickers says, 'It's definitely not a green light to just go out and commit these types of acts it just doesn't happen there are 100's of marines that have PTSD in some way, shape or form, but they're law abiding citizens; its not an excuse.'"
U.S. Federal Judge Shelves Guantánamo Detainee Cases

"According to the Associated Press, an appeals court in Washington is considering whether civilian jurists can rule on those cases. Until that issue is resolved, Judge Walton said, 'it is this court's view that it lacks the authority to take any action in these cases."

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Attorney David Sheldon: MARINE 2nd LT. Nathan P. Phan didn't get a fair hearing!!

"I have never seen an investigating officer or military judge make such patently biased and inappropriate paid lip service to Lt. Phan's rights to a full, fair and impartial Article 32 hearing."

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"...if the supporters of Staff Sgt. Raymond Girouard have anything to say about it, the Sweetwater native will have his name cleared."

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Army officer accused in Abu Ghraib case seeks dismissal

"Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jordan is arguing that the Army failed to proceed against him in a timely fashion."

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Military Hearing Ends In Shouting Match

"Kraus claimed he was tired after being out on patrol and that agents threatened him, saying if he didn't cooperate he would face prison time."

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Haditha leak could lead to dismissal request

"In a Jan. 6 Washington Post story, the newspaper cited testimony from a massive investigation report by the NCIS -- a report that was leaked to the Post by an undisclosed source."
UNDER DURESS, Pfc. Clagett Pleads Guilty - New York Times
“My client was 100 percent convinced at all times that the individuals that were killed were terrorists...”

JAG Hunter here: Pfc. Clagett's allocution is worthless. It was forced.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Defend the Press, Sarah Olson, Declare Victory in Watada Court Martial - Center for Media and Democracy

"As part of the agreement, two reporters who had been issued subpoenas to appear before the court-martial will not have to testify," the lawyer said.