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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 ……
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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: 4241

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: 206

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/
  • Dec 10

    Just interesting

    Just interesting
    There was a time when the military allowed people to learn from their mistakes.  There were times that people were allowed to get away with “murder” under that philosophy.  So times changed, largely as a result of the…
  • Nov 20

    Ongoing military death case

    Ongoing military death case
    United States v. Hennis. Appellant’s case is before this Court for mandatory review under Article 67(a)(1), Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), 10 U.S.C. § 867(a)(1) (2012). Appellant has filed a consolidated…
  • Nov 18

    Military courts in the future

    Military courts in the future
    Why Military Courts Won’t Prevent The Next Texas Church Shooting, in Stars & Stripes, repeated in Task & Purpose. Former airman Devin P. Kelley had choked his wife and put a gun to her head. He’d fractured her…
Rank this Week: 272

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: 1627

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: 4015

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
  • Dec 15

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool
    Recently I attended a national NAELA seminar where I was re-introduced to the PASS account program.  What is a PASS account? This SSA program allows a disabled individual who wants to make a plan to have a new career or … Continue…
  • Dec 12

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption
    TAX | ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Veterans and their families may be aware that property tax exemption is available for 100% service-connected disabled veterans and disabled veterans suffering with certain specific severe conditions. The state law is…
  • Dec 6

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home
    It almost goes without saying that if your loved one is admitted to a health care facility, somebody outside of the institution needs to immerse themselves in the treatment & care planning process, read the chart on an ongoing basis,…
Rank this Week: 763

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Video Blog – SS – Hearing Vocational Expert

    Video Blog – SS – Hearing Vocational Expert
    Natalia Jofre: Hello, and welcome to Hill and Ponton Social Security and disability blog. I’m Natalia Jofre, our Social Security section director. Shelly Mark: And I am Shelly Mark. I am our senior Social Security attorney. Natalia…
  • Dec 13

    Understanding Appeals for VA Disability Claim

    Understanding Appeals for VA Disability Claim
    Going through the appeals process for a VA disability claim can be confusing and frustrating. But, understanding the deadlines for  VA disability claims can certainly make the process a little bit easier. One frustrating aspect of the…
  • Dec 12

    How do I Corroborate my Military Sexual Trauma (MST)?

    How do I Corroborate my Military Sexual Trauma (MST)?
    An unfortunate aspect of military life is that many sexual and personal assaults occur.  MST affects both men and women of the military and often these incidents go unreported.  Whether it is for fear of retaliation or embarrassment…
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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: 1167

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/
  • Dec 16

    The Lawfare Podcast: Noah Feldman on Madison's Three Live

    The Lawfare Podcast: Noah Feldman on Madison's Three Live
    President James Madison shaped the course of American history in not one, not two, but three different and foundational roles in the formation of the young republic. He was a drafter of the constitution, a leader of the Democratic-Republican…
  • Dec 16

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Jordan Brunner commenced the week by reviewing the climate change provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018. President Donald Trump signed the act on Tuesday. I posted his signing statement…
  • Dec 15

    Rational Security: The “Probing the Probe” Edition

    Rational Security: The “Probing the Probe” Edition
    Republicans question the integrity of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. President Trump says he will move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem (Tamara’s suggested article for reference). And Secretary of State Rex…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Dec 11

    VA Medical System Concerns Should Caution Veteran

    VA Medical System Concerns Should Caution Veteran
    Jim Fausone, Esq. High quality medical care is something that veterans should be able to rely on. Recently, the Government Accountability Office released findings that should lead veterans to be cautious regarding their medical care. The…
  • Dec 5

    Artificial intelligence is helping veterans open up about PTSD, say researcher

    Artificial intelligence is helping veterans open up about PTSD, say researcher
    A computerized “virtual human” could soon be helping veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to recent research funded by the Department of Defense. University of Southern California (USC) researchers…
  • Nov 30

    VA secretary under investigation for taxpayer-funded Europe trip

    VA secretary under investigation for taxpayer-funded Europe trip
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inspector general launched a probe into Secretary David Shulkin’s July 10-day Europe trip. Shulkin was criticized for spending significant time on leisure activities like sightseeing and shopping…
Rank this Week: 1625

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: 3703

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/
Rank this Week: 777

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1276

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: 4350