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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/
  • Jun 17

    America’s Terrorism Problem Doesn’t End with Prison—It Might Just Begin There

    America’s Terrorism Problem Doesn’t End with Prison—It Might Just Begin There
    Editor’s Note: Israel, France, the United Kingdom, and other countries that have faced a persistent terrorism threat have found that putting terrorists in jail does not solve the problem. In jail, terrorists network and proselytize,…
  • Jun 17

    Will the Military Be Collateral Damage in the New York Times-Trump Conflict?

    Will the Military Be Collateral Damage in the New York Times-Trump Conflict?
    In “'Okay, Let’s Go': Watching the New York Times on Trump” Benjamin Wittes largely extols Liz Garbus’s new documentary series, "The Fourth Estate" which chronicles the New York Times in the Trump era. In its own…
  • Jun 16

    The Lawfare Podcast: All Things Inspector General...and Emails!

    The Lawfare Podcast: All Things Inspector General...and Emails!
    This week, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a gigantic report on the FBI's handling of the Clinton emails matter/investigation during the 2016 election cycle. On Friday, Benjamin Wittes got together with Quinta…
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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…
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The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 210

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: 377

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/
  • Jun 15

    Eyewitness indentification

    Eyewitness indentification
    My first GCM involved eyewitness identification and a motion to suppress based on an improperly suggestive show-up when the client was arrested.  He was handcuffed in the back of the police car and the armed robbery victim was brought to…
  • Jun 14

    Worth-the-View

    Worth-the-View
    From time to time  I recommend articles, cases, or books to read that may be of interest and help to practitioners.  Here are couple of plays to add to the mix, courtesy of Global Military Justice Reform blog, and I quote. Anthony…
  • Jun 10

    Non DNA evidence in sexual assault case

    Non DNA evidence in sexual assault case
    Once the MCIO gets a “confession” or DNA in a sexual assault case, it seems, they stop investigating–bad. Whether you have DNA or not–whether you are trial counsel or defense counsel–gathering non-DNA evidence…
Rank this Week: 465

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/
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Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Five Common Mistakes When Filing A VA Disability Claim

    Five Common Mistakes When Filing A VA Disability Claim
    Here at Hill and Ponton, we know that the process of filing VA disability claim can be very frustrating and confusing. Any veteran who has not yet started the VA claims process has probably heard about the delays and lengthy appeals process.…
  • Jun 12

    What You Should Know About RAMP

    What You Should Know About RAMP
    If you’re a veteran with a pending appeal, and you’ve received a RAMP letter, you may be confused by what it means.  In August 2017, Congress passed a VA Appeals Reform Package called the VA Appeals Improvement and…
  • Jun 11

    Substance Abuse Among Veterans: Is It Secondary to Mental Health?

    Substance Abuse Among Veterans: Is It Secondary to Mental Health?
    In 2015, over 1.3 million veterans were receiving disability compensation for a mental related condition such as PTSD, general anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, etc. These conditions, either directly service connected or secondary…
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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
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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: 2210

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
  • Apr 23

    Questions the Executor should ask the Estate’s Accountant

    Questions the Executor should ask the Estate’s Accountant
    The house is sold, the estate’s debts and bills have all been paid, the accounting has been presented to the beneficiaries, they have signed off on the Release & Refunding Bonds, and now it’s time for the estate’s…
  • Apr 18

    CMS confirms that transfer penalty for Medicaid home care applicants starts to run at time of application

    CMS confirms that transfer penalty for Medicaid home care applicants starts to run at time of application
    Followers of this blog know that when a person applies for Medicaid under the New Jersey MLTSS program or other state programs that pay for nursing homes, assisted living or home health care services, there is a 5-year look-back that ……
  • Apr 17

    Trustee of Special Needs Trust must be cautious in making reimbursement

    Trustee of Special Needs Trust must be cautious in making reimbursement
    A person who is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration must report changes in his income or resources (assets) to SSI, because this can affect his eligibility or the amount of benefits. If…
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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/
  • Jun 11

    This Week in Military Justice – June 11, 2018

    This Week in Military Justice – June 11, 2018
    This week at SCOTUS: The cert. petitions in Gray and Bales were distributed for conference on June 21, and the SG waived the right to respond to the cert. petition in Condon. I’m not aware of any other military justice…
  • Jun 9

    Scholarship Saturday: A new citation signal – (cleaned up)

    Scholarship Saturday: A new citation signal – (cleaned up)
    For the rest of the world, “a facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.” Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night, 1935. To non-lawyers, quoting is viewed as “saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a…
  • Jun 7

    CAAF affirms in Hazelbower

    CAAF affirms in Hazelbower
    Yeterday CAAF affirmed the findings in a Hills (CAAFlog case page) / Hukill (CAAFlog case page) trailer: No. 18-0107/AR. U.S. v. Jameson T. Hazelbower. CCA 20150335. On consideration of the granted issue, 77 M.J. 273 (C.A.A.F.…
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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/
  • Jun 5

    VA Health System Outperforms Other Health Provider

    VA Health System Outperforms Other Health Provider
    Jim Fausone, Esq. RAND Corporation conducted a study comparing 135 VA health facilities to other health systems with similar characteristics. The VA systems graded similarly or better in the majority of categories analyzed. While the VA…
  • May 2

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Approves Funding for New Veterans Home

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Approves Funding for New Veterans Home
    Jim Fausone, Esq. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved funding from the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program to build two new veterans homes in Michigan. One home will be constructed on the existing 90 acre property…
  • Apr 30

    Veterans health care center closes after deadly hostage situation

    Veterans health care center closes after deadly hostage situation
    A part of the Veterans Home of California, the Pathway Home in Yountville, California is closing for an unspecified amount of time after employees were taken hostage by a gunman and killed. The home provided academic and vocational care for…
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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…
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VA Form 21 Blog

VA Form 21 Blog

Covers case law, developments and changes in the veterans law. Provide practical information to improve advocacy skills before VA Regional Offices and the BVA, and teaches lawyers the business of veterans law. By Attig Steel PLLC.

https://www.attigsteel.com/va-form-21-blog/
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PTSD Lawyers Blog

PTSD Lawyers Blog

Focuses on the legal side of Veteran's Disability Benefits, outlining the process, the timetables, the disabilities, and how veterans can receive the disability compensation they earned. By Berry Law Firm.

https://ptsdlawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 11

    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
    When a veteran passes away, it is a tragic loss for family members. It is vital for the members of the surviving family to know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may owe them specific benefits due to the deceased veteran’s…
  • Jun 11

    Agent Orange and Presumptive Condition

    Agent Orange and Presumptive Condition
    by Joe R. Pilgrim, Attorney at Law and US Navy Veteran Congress has provided, for those that served in certain areas that were presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange, a list of diseases and conditions that are…
  • Jun 7

    Continuing to fight for benefits after being awarded 100% disability

    Continuing to fight for benefits after being awarded 100% disability
    by Joe R. Pilgrim, Attorney at Law and US Navy Veteran I was recently told by a client that they wanted to drop their pursuit of claims that were on appeal at the VA because they were recently granted 100% disability status: I advised that…
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