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Armillary Observations

Armillary Observations

Focuses on appellate law and military law.

http://hlime.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that ……
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that even its…
  • Mar 23

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker
    Hello again, Mithradates here, and back on the job, sans my erstwhile partner. While I catch up on old reviews, I am continuing forward from my last stopping point, and have decided to post my impressions while they are still ……
Rank this Week: 1544

Burn Pit Claims

Burn Pit Claims

An analysis of trends and developments of claims arising out of exposures in Iraq and Afghanistan to burn pits. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://burnpitclaims.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Congressional Briefing on Burn Pit Exposure

    Congressional Briefing on Burn Pit Exposure
    On July 27th, 2017 Burn Pits 360 and Amnesty International will host bipartisan congressional briefing on toxic exposures in Iraq and Afghanistan as a result of the military’s use of open-air burn pits.The panel will discuss the health…
  • Jul 25

    U.S. District Court Dismissed The Burn Pit Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court Dismissed The Burn Pit Lawsuit
    On July 19, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Roger W. Titus for the District of Maryland dismissed the burn pit lawsuits consolidated in In re KBR Inc. Burn Pit Litigation.http://burnpitclaims.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
  • Mar 30

    Court Holds Evidentiary Hearing On Jurisdictional Issue

    Court Holds Evidentiary Hearing On Jurisdictional Issue
    The Court held a 3-day evidentiary hearing on March 9, 10 and 13, 2017 in the Burn Pit Litigation. The lawsuit was brought by veterans, private military contractor employees and civilian government employees, who allege toxic exposure in Iraq…
Rank this Week: 1850

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 272

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Aug 17

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision
    The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to figures compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The annual…
  • Aug 16

    Can there be a foul but no harm

    Can there be a foul but no harm
    In British football, a player can commit a foul which is technical and the other team gets a free kick, and everyone keeps playing.  More serious fouls can result in a yellow card (two in a game and you are off the field) or a red card…
  • Aug 14

    More cases coming?

    More cases coming?
    The military already has rules and regulations about membership in certain hate groups.  The tragic events at Charlottesville are likely to garner more attention to the issue of military personnel and hate groups. From Task &…
Rank this Week: 344

Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Covers appeals and benefits for military veterans. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/laws-for-veterans/
  • Jul 19

    Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota

    Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota
    The post Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Managing a business while deployed is an awful stress.  I would think most military business owners know how difficult it might be to keep…
  • Jul 17

    Developing Claims and Other VA Dutie

    Developing Claims and Other VA Dutie
    The post Developing Claims and Other VA Duties appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. VA Duties come in all shapes and sizes.  A VA duty is an obligation with no wiggle room.  In other words, the Veterans Administration is [Read More] The…
  • Jul 14

    Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claim

    Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claim
    The post Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claims appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Military veterans seeking PTSD claims need their symptoms recorded through medical records.  Effective dates for a VA claim help veterans…
Rank this Week: 3130

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
Rank this Week: 263

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Aug 13

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!
    “What on earth is a QIT?” Under the New Jersey Medicaid program, there are some extra hoops to jump through when the applicant’s gross monthly income from all sources exceeds $2,205.00. This number is colloquially referred…
  • Aug 8

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien
    “If I go into a nursing home, will the State take my house?” This is a commonly-asked question. The answer is “No, but …” If a person applies for long-term care Medicaid benefits, his available assets have to be…
  • Jul 20

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
    Lauren Marinaro will present at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave…
Rank this Week: 1485

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Common Reasons the VA will Deny Your Claim

    Common Reasons the VA will Deny Your Claim
    When applying for VA disability benefits, it may seem as if all odds are against you. However, normally the VA will not deny claims to be malicious. It is important for veterans to be aware of the common reasons as to why their claims may…
  • Aug 17

    Video Blog – SS Hearing Level – Time Frame

    Video Blog – SS Hearing Level – Time Frame
    Natalia Jofre: Hello and welcome to the Hill & Ponton Disability Blog. I’m Natalia Jofre, the social security director for our office. Shelly Mark: I am Shelly Mark, I’m the senior social security attorney with our firm.…
  • Aug 16

    How to Pursue an Increased Rating

    How to Pursue an Increased Rating
    Once a decision is issued, you have a year to file an appeal.  We urge everyone to use that option while it is available to you.  After the appeal period elapses, you can continue your case but the earliest effective date is no…
Rank this Week: 408

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 755

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Blockchain Standard

    Blockchain Standard
    Blockchain technology is a highly promising concept that fosters security and anonymity.  It lies at the core of things like bitcoin.  One of the issues with blockchain has been a lack of certain standardization that allows for it…
  • Aug 19

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Last Saturday’s events in Charlottesville inspired several a lot of writing on Lawfare. Bob Bauer explained how the attack in Charlottesville shows the President’s true attitudes toward the Constitution’s mandate of…
  • Aug 18

    Water Wars: a “Suspicious” Flotilla that May “Not Mean Anything”

    Water Wars: a “Suspicious” Flotilla that May “Not Mean Anything”
    Some Philippine Leaders Herald a New Era of Cooperation with China, while Others Warn of a Buildup of Chinese Naval and Civilian Vessels near Philippine territory Satellite photograph showing Chinese ships near Thitu (Pag-asa) Island (Photo:…
Rank this Week: 65

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC Blog

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC Blog

Covers the Department of Veterans Affairs and medical care for veterans.

http://www.legalhelpforveterans.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Memphis VA Broke Protocols Regarding Veteran Wait List

    Memphis VA Broke Protocols Regarding Veteran Wait List
    Kristina L. Derro, Esq. After complaints from Congress and special counsel, a government audit found that 140 veterans who were seeking specialized service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Memphis were wrongly booted from wait…
  • Aug 15

    VA discloses employee firings and disciplinary actions online to public

    VA discloses employee firings and disciplinary actions online to public
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in July posted an online list of adverse actions taken against employees this year including demotions, suspensions and removals. It marked the first time such information was shared publicly. VA…
  • Aug 8

    VA Resumes Caregiver Support Program

    VA Resumes Caregiver Support Program
    Kristina L. Derro, Esq. There has been controversy swirling around the VA’s decision earlier this year to remove thousands of caregivers from the Caregiver Support Program, leaving many veterans helpless. This criticism led to a three…
Rank this Week: 3123

Military Medical Malpractice Blog

Military Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers the Federal Tort Claims Act, Military Claims Act, military malpractice, military negligence and VA hospitals.

http://www.militarymedicalmalpracticeblog.com
  • Feb 5

    Medical Malpractice Claims by United States Veterans Continue to Rise

    Medical Malpractice Claims by United States Veterans Continue to Rise
    As thousands of soldiers returned home from overseas in recent years, American taxpayers have paid more not just for veterans’ medical care but for a surge in malpractice claims against veterans hospitals. Settlements and court…
  • Mar 20

    U.S. Soldier Kills Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan & The Foreign Claims Act

    U.S. Soldier Kills Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan & The Foreign Claims Act
    The recent horrendous murder of innocent civilians, including women and children, by an Army soldier in Afghanistan raises many questions as to how the United States will proceed once its investigation is completed.  One of those questions…
  • Mar 8

    36 U.S. and NATO Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldiers in Last 13 Month

    36 U.S. and NATO Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldiers in Last 13 Month
    A few weeks ago, two American Army officers were shot to death as they sat at their desks inside the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, apparently by a rogue Afghan security officer.  The killer escaped and has not been…
Rank this Week: 1609

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Aug 18

    Michigan Veteran Mistreatment Leads to Statewide Shakeup

    Michigan Veteran Mistreatment Leads to Statewide Shakeup
    11 former workers at the Kent County Home for Veterans face felony charges following a 2016 audit that revealed their mishandling of abuse case filings and staff shortages. Additionally, the staff reported doing 100% of room checks when only…
  • Aug 11

    Four Legged Military Members to Receive Their Own Monument

    Four Legged Military Members to Receive Their Own Monument
    The War Dog Memorial will be unveiled with a ceremony occurring this Saturday morning in Lake Orion. The monument will be dedicated to dogs that served alongside military members and will be located at the Orion Veterans Memorial in Lake…
  • Aug 4

    Michigan Veteran Receives Medal of Honor

    Michigan Veteran Receives Medal of Honor
    Michigan native and Vietnam War veteran James McCloughan was honored for his bravery during the battle of Nui Yon Hill this Monday. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor possible due to saving the lives of ten men…
Rank this Week: 1386

National Institute of Military…

National Institute of Military Justice

Covers courts-martial (domestic and international), law changes, military commissions and other items of interest to military law practitioners and scholars worldwide.

http://www.nimjblog.org/
  • Sep 21

    ACS

    ACS
    William Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy, addresses the American Constitution Society's "9/11 at 10" symposium, marking t
  • Sep 11

    CAAFlog and NIMJ Blog Join Force

    CAAFlog and NIMJ Blog Join Force
    As of Sept. 12, 2011, the National Institute of Military Justice blog will join CAAFlog in a new blog venture, NIMJ blog CAAFlog.
  • Sep 10

    Action at the CMCR

    Action at the CMCR
    h/t Opinio Juris, Kevin Heller comments on, "CMCR invents the war crime of conspiracy," he begins:
Rank this Week: 1923

National Institute of Military…

National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ) Blog-CAAFlog

Military justice blog covering the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) and the service Courts of Criminal Appeals.

http://www.caaflog.com/
  • Aug 18

    CAAF grants review of preemption issue

    CAAF grants review of preemption issue
    On Wednesday CAAF granted review in this Air Force case: No. 17-0456/AF. U.S. v. Alexander S. Wheeler. CCA 38908. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals,…
  • Aug 17

    Bergdahl goes judge-alone

    Bergdahl goes judge-alone
    After so many motions, writ-petitions, and breathless claims that Army Sergeant Bergdahl can’t get a fair trial by court-martial on the charges of desertion with the intent to shirk important service and avoid hazardous…
  • Aug 17

    Opinion Analysis: The unit of prosecution for child pornography is the material containing the pornography, even if it is duplicative, in United States v. Forrester, No. 17-0049/MC

    Opinion Analysis: The unit of prosecution for child pornography is the material containing the pornography, even if it is duplicative, in United States v. Forrester, No. 17-0049/MC
    CAAF decided the Marine Corps case of United States v. Forrester, __ M.J. __, No. 17-0049/MC (CAAFlog case page) (link to slip op.), on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Considering four separate convictions for possession of child…
Rank this Week: 2462

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 634

Veterans' Disability Blog

Veterans' Disability Blog

Covers veterans benefits topics for disabled veterans in Colorado. By Spencer & Spencer, P.C.

http://2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jun 18

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?
    Q: I was awarded a 10% disability in March 1910. I appealed it and they received the appeal on May 28th, 2010. It has been over 2 years since I have had any response. Is this normal? A: Two years with no response from the VA on a claim for…
Rank this Week: 1409

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jun 23

    Colorado’s End of Life Law

    Colorado’s End of Life Law
    Colorado’s End of Life Law ~ Death With Dignity  How the state of Colorado treats terminal illness with the new end of life law is about to change significantly which results in a substantial change to estate planning. The End of…
  • Jun 23

    Abusing Power of Attorney

    Abusing Power of Attorney
    Cases of Abusing Power of Attorney In a recent case of severe abuse of power of attorney against a vulnerable adult, a man was sentenced to four years in prison. The individual pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his mother who…
  • Jun 22

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation
    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense,…
Rank this Week: 493

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC…

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC Blog

Covers the challenges and opportunities of Base Realignment and Closure ("BRAC") and its impact on the region's business community from a legal perspective

http://wtpbracblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Where Everyone Live

    Where Everyone Live
    This is where the Maryland BRAC-related job holders live.- Brad Aaron
  • Sep 15

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here
    Well, today is the official end of BRAC 2005 and Maryland, while continuing to face many challenges from the consolidation, was an overall winner, gaining jobs (and a lot more traffic).While we will continue to follow the repercussions of…
  • Sep 9

    Ominous News for the Mark Center

    Ominous News for the Mark Center
    The Mark Center - which has been an ongoing source of controversy due to the projected inability of the surrounding transportation network to handle the additional BRAC traffic - is now the subject of a disturbing report regarding its…
Rank this Week: 4623