Month: June 2014

National Lawyers Guild Submits Comments for Improving Military Justice System to Department of Defense Military Justice Review Group

By | 06/30/2014

NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) today submitted comments to the Defense Department’s Military Justice Review Group as part of its comprehensive review of the military justice system. Recommendations to improve the system include eliminating the “convening authority” as the near-absolute…Read More »

What’s new in Conscientious Objector law?

By | 06/18/2014

By Deborah H. Karpatkin The years 2005-2011 saw a number of federal court cases considering habeas corpus applications from military conscientious objectors.  These cases were ably considered in Steve Collier’s excellent article in the March 2011 issue of On Watch. Today, with…Read More »

Discharge Upgrades memo gets minor update

By | 06/10/2014

Read online Print (PDF) We are replacing the 2006 memo titled “Discharge Upgrading and Discharge Review: Introductory Materials & Forms for Attorneys and Counselors” with a new version with some minor changes: new hyperlinks for external resources and re-titled “Discharge Upgrades: Introductory Material and…Read More »

MLTF’s James Branum interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

By | 06/04/2014

MLTF member (and past co-chair) James M. Branum, an attorney in Oklahoma City, was a guest on Democracy Now! to talk about Bowe Bergdahl and the legal rights of war resisters. “There Were No Good Options”: Bergdahl Should Get Honorable Discharge, Says Lawyer.…Read More »