Author: David Gespass

About David Gespass

David Gespass is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and a founding member of its Military Law Task Force. An attorney in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, he is also an adjunct professor at University of Alabama School of Law.

Out of Afghanistan

 A personal op-ed. I am sitting in my office this Memorial Day pretending to do work, but thinking about the hollowness of the holiday. Of course, there are the obligatory paeans from government officials and talking heads to our “men and women…Read More »

Verdict in Manning Case Slow Death for Democracy

Op-Ed for MLTF [Update]: In a public statement issued on 8/22/13, Pvt. Manning disclosed that her name is now Chelsea Manning, and that she is a female. Going forward, we will honor her request to use her new name and appropriate pronouns, in support…Read More »