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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/
  • Feb 24

    Document: House Intelligence Democrats Release Rebuttal Memo

    Document: House Intelligence Democrats Release Rebuttal Memo
    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their rebuttal to the memo on alleged surveillance abuses prepared by Chairman Devin Nunes. The rebuttal memo is available in full below.   Hmtg 115 ig00 20180205 sd002…
  • Feb 24

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Williams on Vasily Maklakov

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Williams on Vasily Maklakov
    Vasily Maklakov was a political reformer in pre-revolution Russia who offered his country an alternative to radicalism that it chose to forego. This week, I speak to Judge Stephen Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, who in his…
  • Feb 24

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    It has been a busy week for the special counsel investigation. Timothy Edgar argued that the special counsel’s indictment of Russian hackers will not make Russia behave as the 2014 indictment of Chinese hackers in United States v. Wang…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
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Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    New VA Appeal Process Unveiled

    New VA Appeal Process Unveiled
    On August 23, 2017, President Trump signed a bill that is meant to overhaul the VA appeals process.  This bill is known by the short title, Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.  The obvious questions for the new VA…
  • Feb 15

    Diabetes Mellitus Type II due to Agent Orange Exposure

    Diabetes Mellitus Type II due to Agent Orange Exposure
    Diabetes Mellitus Type II (DMII) is one of the 41 diseases that the VA has included on its list of presumptive illnesses due to Agent Orange and other types of herbicide exposure. To see more on qualifying conditions click here.  In…
  • Feb 6

    Why You Should NEVER File a Request for Reconsideration

    Why You Should NEVER File a Request for Reconsideration
    The VA is an expert at complicating things to the point that the average person has difficulty understanding the processes without the help of a VSO or, after a decision, an attorney. VSOs can assist during the filing of a claim, but it takes…
Rank this Week: 1734

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/
  • Feb 16

    Researchers launch Operation Deep Dive to examine veteran suicide risk factor

    Researchers launch Operation Deep Dive to examine veteran suicide risk factor
    A new two-part study aims to carry out an in-depth investigation into the local-level risk factors that contribute to veteran suicides. Researchers plan to use the findings to develop a holistic plan to guide suicide prevention efforts within…
  • Feb 2

    Study suggests that listening to brainwaves may help reduce PTSD symptom

    Study suggests that listening to brainwaves may help reduce PTSD symptom
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is typically treated with medication or psychotherapy. However, conventional methods do not always work for all veterans, which is why researchers are constantly trying to develop novel forms of…
  • Jan 30

    Ann Arbor VA opens specialty clinics to improve health care access for veteran

    Ann Arbor VA opens specialty clinics to improve health care access for veteran
    Michigan veterans now have enhanced access to health care and different types of treatment with the recent opening of two clinics in Ann Arbor, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The new locations aim to provide veterans…
Rank this Week: 2120

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/
  • Feb 15

    Eyewitness identification for the defense and trial counsel

    Eyewitness identification for the defense and trial counsel
    Let’s take a look at United States v. Criswell, a case decided by the Army adverse to the appellant, and now pending review at CAAF, on the following issue. No. 18-0091/AR. U.S. v. Andrew J. Criswell. CCA 20150530. On…
  • Feb 11

    What do you think?

    What do you think?
    We know that the Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses does not apply at a sentencing hearing (although the Due Process Clause does).  Here we have a report of United States v. Carrillo, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21731 (E.D. N.Y. Feb.…
  • Feb 5

    UCI in the jury box

    UCI in the jury box
    When the Congress, the media, and commanders called for a crackdown on military sexual assaults, the fear among the defense bar was the specter of unlawful command influence.  Most of the cases have focussed on pretrial and…
Rank this Week: 129

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
  • Feb 11

    Thoughtful Catholic approach to conversations about end of life care

    Thoughtful Catholic approach to conversations about end of life care
    I had the opportunity today to read a very thoughtful article about a meeting of Catholic physicians who are helping their very ill patients to wrestle with hard decisions about whether to utilize palliative care in place of active…
  • Feb 9

    Tips on the nursing home admissions proce

    Tips on the nursing home admissions proce
    The need to place a beloved family member in a nursing home may be one of the most harrowing and heartbreaking decisions a person has to make. Not only is there a terrible sense of guilt and failure, but the … Continue reading…
  • Feb 6

    Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag

    Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag
    DRAFT   MUST REWRITE    text from daily briefingHEALTH CARE LAW New Jersey has a Charity Care program which pays for hospital care for uninsured individuals who meet the stringent income and asset requirements and…
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The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 19

    A PREAMBLE…

    A PREAMBLE…
    Sheriff’s Departments from all over East Tennessee comprised elements, or rather were “law enforcement partners,” in Robert Mueller’s April 2010 FBI invention of a domestic terrorist episode known as “The…
  • Jan 17

    MUELLER’S TREASON!! THE MADISONVILLE HOAX!!

    MUELLER’S TREASON!! THE MADISONVILLE HOAX!!
    26 JULY 2017 MUELLER TREASON COMPLAINT  
  • Jan 16

    ROBERT MUELLER IS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY!!

    ROBERT MUELLER IS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY!!
      26 JULY 2017 MUELLER TREASON COMPLAINT
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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/
  • Aug 4

    A Notice of Appeal Filed in the Burn Pit Lawsuit

    A Notice of Appeal Filed in 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. On August 4, 2017, a Notice of Appeal of the decision was filed…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 603

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: 2139

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: 4002

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: 941

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: 3749

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: 410

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: 162