Category: GI Rights and Counseling

Self help for servicemembers, training for lawyers and lay counselors

When the Mother’s Military Status Punishes the Child: Supreme Court Watch on the Feres Doctrine and the Ortiz Case

by Deborah H. Karpatkin Published in the Winter 2016 issue of On Watch. According to a recent decision by the Tenth Circuit in Ortiz v. U.S. ex rel. Evans Army Community Hosp.,[1] the child of a servicemember mother injured in utero can’t bring…Read More »

Career Ender: Sexual assault or sexual harassment complaints still prevent advancement

By Jim Klimaski Punishing the transgressor addresses half the problem. Where is meaningful assistance for the victim?  The Tailhook scandal occurred over 20 years ago. At least 83 women and seven men were identified as having been sexually assaulted at the Navy/Marine Corps…Read More »