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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/
  • Apr 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The Ukrainian military pressed on with operations in Eastern Ukraine after yesterday’s surrender of weapons and vehicles to pro-Russian militias, killing three and wounding and capturing dozens more in the city of Mariupol. Given the…
  • Apr 17

    A Message to Whomever is Trying to Hack U

    A Message to Whomever is Trying to Hack U
    Dear Hacker: We can see you. We can see that you tried to access Lawfare‘s content management system today 139 times. We can see that you tried to log in 60 times as Wells. We can see that you tried to log in 29 times as Ritika. And we…
  • Apr 17

    Statements by Prosecution and Defense on This Week’s 9/11 Case Hearing

    Statements by Prosecution and Defense on This Week’s 9/11 Case Hearing
    The Chief Prosecutor issued his earlier this morning. Hello to all of you. Due to the Judge’s decision to take up the joint defense motion requesting he inquire into possible defense conflicts of interest (AE 292), I have no update on…
Rank this Week: 637

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Feb 26

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization
    Are you a military veteran who lives in the Detroit area and have questions about VA Benefits? If so, it is important to understand how your service is characterized because your eligibility for benefits is directly tied to your military…
  • Feb 21

    VA Benefit Increase

    VA Benefit Increase
    Despite the budget battle, the federal government has approved an increase for non-service connected benefits provided by the VA for wartime vets equal to the Social Security annual cost of living adjustment. If you are a Michigan wartime…
  • Feb 14

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living
    Detroit and Grand Rapids area veterans may be eligible to receive VA benefits to supplement the cost of their care for either assisted living, independent living with care, or in home care. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…
Rank this Week: 828

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By Philip D. Cave.

http://court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Nov 28

    False confession

    False confession
    The November/December issue of The Jury Expert is out and online.  There are three items which deal with false confessions. The first has the intriguing title of “Only the Guilty Would Confess to Crimes” : Understanding the Mystery…
  • Nov 28

    Teufelshunde

    Teufelshunde
    Here is a piece from Stars & Stripes about a Marine accused of sexual behavior with dogs as well as having child pornography.
  • Nov 23

    Secession and security clearance

    Secession and security clearance
    Here is Bill Henderson on secession “petitions” and security clearances. DSS personnel have recently received questions from security personnel at cleared contractors about whether contractors should file adverse information reports…
Rank this Week: 522

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Hazardous Exposures of The Gulf War, OEF, OND, and OIF

    Hazardous Exposures of The Gulf War, OEF, OND, and OIF
    There are many environmental and chemical hazards that veterans may have been exposed to. These hazards carry potential health risks for veterans. The exposures include infectious diseases, inhalation of sand, dust, and other airborne…
  • Apr 10

    Separation Due to Personality Disorders: A Study in Contradiction

    Separation Due to Personality Disorders: A Study in Contradiction
    The United States Army put the 36 year-old man in handcuffs. They isolated him in a six-by-eight foot cell. The lights were kept on all night, and loud heavy metal music often blared, ensuring the man would remain sleep-deprived. They denied…
  • Apr 9

    Denied Social Security or Disability Benefits? Seek Legal Advice

    Denied Social Security or Disability Benefits? Seek Legal Advice
    Each year, millions of Americans apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the vast majority of those applicants are denied. Between September 2012 and June 2013, only 29.4% of initial SSD/SSI…
Rank this Week: 3051

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/
  • Apr 4

    US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Stay

    US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Stay
    On April 3, 2014 the US 4th Cir Ct of Appeals granted a stay of its Mandate that the case (In Re Burn Pit Litigation) should be remanded and go forward. KBR had filed a Motion for a Stay based upon its intent to file a Petition for Certiorari…
  • Apr 1

    3rd International Scientific Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan

    3rd International Scientific Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan
    3rd International Scientific Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan June 2, 2014…
  • Mar 27

    ‘Environmental Poisoning’ of Iraq Is Claimed

    ‘Environmental Poisoning’ of Iraq Is Claimed
    Burn Pit dust and fumes in Iraq has now becoming the subject of environmental claims by an expanding advocacy group. Today's post is shared from nytimes.com and focusses on the ever expanding alleged consequnces of the use of burn pits to…
Rank this Week: 4890

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 1763

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
Rank this Week: 1890

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Mar 15

    SBA Bid Protest-SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement

    SBA Bid Protest-SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement
    What information must a joint venture agreement contain when an SDVOSB is involved? This protest was initiated by ECS, the next lowest bidder, who alleged that KRR partners did not satisfy the criteria for being a Service-Disabled…
  • Mar 9

    GAO Protest-Realism Analysi

    GAO Protest-Realism Analysi
    When the Agency Decides to Perform and Price/Cost Realism Analysis Matter of: Solers Inc. The RFP required offerors to propose the following systems engineering and technical assistance services in support of the DIBNet program: The RFP…
  • Mar 6

    GAO Bid Protest-Agency’s Evaluation of Subcontractor Past Performance was Reasonable

    GAO Bid Protest-Agency’s Evaluation of Subcontractor Past Performance was Reasonable
    Can an Agency Evaluate the Past Performance of a Key Subcontractor? GAO Bid Protest-In the Matter of: Hughes Group Solutions The GAO took up the bid protest from Hughes Group Solutions, who protested the contract award for transient…
Rank this Week: 2043

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1125

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: 1646

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: 4849

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 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 fresh. This will…
  • Sep 16

    Prosecution: Reign of Terror

    Prosecution: Reign of Terror
    The Doctor and his companions visit Revolutionary France, a period that is “the Doctor’s favorite period of Earth history” according to Susan. As I think I have mentioned before, I like these period pieces, as they add variety to…
Rank this Week: 938

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: 1078

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: 3240

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: 4469

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…
  • 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…
  • Apr 23

    Review of Spyderco Captain

    Review of Spyderco Captain
    I recently purchased a Spyderco  Captain.  This is my third Spyderco.  I purchased this knife from PDQ Blades.  Great customer service and fast shipping. This knife is no longer made by Spyderco, but you can still find it on ebay and…
Rank this Week: 960

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: 2440