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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: 999

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: 4147

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: 66

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/
  • Sep 16

    Dubay hearings in the new

    Dubay hearings in the new
    https://www.court-martial.com/dubay-evidentiary-hearings-on-appeal.html
  • Sep 15

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal
    Whether or not a sentence is appropriate for the crime convicted of and the character of the person convicted is a frequent issue on appeal.  Less frequently there is an issue of sentence disparity between co-actors or co-accuseds. The…
  • Sep 15

    Government appeal

    Government appeal
    Under Article 62, UCMJ, the prosecution can appeal a military judge’s trial ruling under six circumstances.  The two most common are: (A) An order or ruling of the military judge which terminates the proceedings with respect to a…
Rank this Week: 3981

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: 1997

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: 1203

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
  • Sep 6

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation
    A person who has been appointed as administrator of an estate or Executor under a Last Will and Testament is appointed to their role by either the Surrogate’s Court or Surrogate’s office. I’ve previously blogged about the…
  • Sep 3

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care
    After the Governor and the Assembly leader resolved their Fourth of July Weekend Budget Kerfuffle, some positivity came out of it for Medicaid long-term care providers and beneficiaries. Nursing home reimbursements would be increased by $10.5…
  • Aug 31

    Navigating the Coordination of Medicaid benefits with other benefit

    Navigating the Coordination of Medicaid benefits with other benefit
    Generally speaking, the Medicaid program is the payor of last resort. If an individual is eligible for Medicare as his or her primary health insurance, Medicare would be the primary payor for medical needs, and Medicaid would become the…
Rank this Week: 2203

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Why Vocational Assessments are Important for Your Case

    Why Vocational Assessments are Important for Your Case
    If you have worked with the VA long enough, you have probably come to realize that you and the VA often do not see eye-to-eye. Certainly, this difference of opinion is highlighted no better than by one of the most contentious issues:…
  • Sep 20

    Importance of Medical Evidence & What to Include

    Importance of Medical Evidence & What to Include
    An important part of any case is the medical evidence used to support it.  For VA disability cases, it can be extremely helpful to have statements or evaluation reports from your treating physicians.  When first filing for a claim,…
  • Sep 7

    What is Individual Unemployability?

    What is Individual Unemployability?
    Individual Unemployability is often times the main goal for many veterans who are filing for disability.  Total Disability for Individual Unemployment (TDIU or simply, IU), is a disability rating granted by the VA where you receive…
Rank this Week: 3216

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: 1385

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/
  • Sep 25

    Reality Sets in for Federal Courts: The Travel Ban Was a ‘Temporary Pause’

    Reality Sets in for Federal Courts: The Travel Ban Was a ‘Temporary Pause’
    After eight months, thousands of pages of briefing and three Supreme Court orders, the Trump administration has reiterated what had been its position all along: that a pause on the entry of immigrants from certain at-risk countries was needed…
  • Sep 25

    The New Travel Ban: Undermining the Immigration and Nationality Act

    The New Travel Ban: Undermining the Immigration and Nationality Act
    On September 24, President Trump issued a proclamation replacing Executive Order (EO) 13780 that is currently before the Supreme Court—albeit with oral argument cancelled pending briefs from both sides on whether the new proclamation…
  • Sep 25

    Cross-Border Data Access Primer

    Cross-Border Data Access Primer
    “Bad for public safety, bad for companies, and bad for privacy,” declared Paddy McGuinness, the United Kingdom’s deputy national security advisor about the current U.S.-U.K. cross-border data access system at a recent…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Sep 20

    Lawmakers say no to medical marijuana for veteran

    Lawmakers say no to medical marijuana for veteran
    House Republicans have blocked a key amendment to legislation concerning medical marijuana use for veterans. The measure would have enabled patients to receive marijuana for pain relief through Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors in…
  • Sep 19

    Rare Eye Cancer Shows Correlation Among Vietnam Veteran

    Rare Eye Cancer Shows Correlation Among Vietnam Veteran
    Kristina L. Derro, Esq. Over the last several years a rare type of eye cancer has been showing up in Vietnam veterans at an undeniably concerning rate. Choroidal Melanoma is a rare cancer among the general population, but it’s being…
  • Sep 12

    Washington Passes Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act

    Washington Passes Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
    Kristina L. Derro, Esq. Veterans have struggled for years to efficiently navigate through the VA appeals process. Appealing disability benefits claims could take, on average, three to five years to complete. Many of these benefits are…
Rank this Week: 1998

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Sep 1

    New VA Mobile App Makes Health Care More Accessible for Veteran

    New VA Mobile App Makes Health Care More Accessible for Veteran
    There is a new mobile system that veterans can utilize in order to access healthcare services from their mobile devices. The Veterans Affairs Telehealth Services can now be accessed by app, making it easier for patients to schedule visits…
  • Aug 25

    Michigan Soldier Joins National Guard

    Michigan Soldier Joins National Guard
    Spc. Ryan Trantham from the Michigan National Guard’s 156th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Company C. earned Honor Guard status on June 2017 after undergoing 40 hours of Michigan Army National Guard, Honor Guard Training. SMDA…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4034

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/
  • Sep 24

    This Week in Military Justice – September 24, 2017

    This Week in Military Justice – September 24, 2017
    This week at SCOTUS: The Solicitor General filed a response opposing the cert. petition in Abdirahman, et al. (the Ortiz trailer cases). The SG also received an extension of time to file the requested response in Bartee, to October 30.…
  • Sep 20

    Developments in the Ronald Gray case

    Developments in the Ronald Gray case
    In 1988 Specialist Ronald Gray, U.S. Army, was convicted of the premeditated murder of two women, the attempted premeditated murder of a third woman, three specifications of rape, two specifications of robbery, two specifications of forcible…
  • Sep 17

    This Week in Military Justice – September 17, 2017

    This Week in Military Justice – September 17, 2017
    This week at SCOTUS: I’m not aware of any military justice developments at the Supreme Court, where I’m tracking seven cases: Dalmazzi v. United States, No. 16-961 (pend. conf. on Sep. 25) (CAAFlog case…
Rank this Week: 1857

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 226

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: 2579

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: 4371