Category: Military Law Practice & Training

Info and resources for attorneys and law students

CLE Training: The Limits of the Illegal Orders Defense and Possible Alternative Protections Under Military Law during the 2020 Presidential Election and its aftermath

Topic/Background: During the last four years of the Trump administration, we have seen a growing use of military units in politicized ways against civilian populations in this country, including in the deployments to the US border and the more recent deployments of…Read More »

CLE Training: Help National Guard members avoid deployment against anti-racist protesters in US cities

NOTE: This CLE (continuing legal education) seminar is free to watch at the link below. If you wish to receive a certificate showing you completed the course and CLE credits for attorneys (see below for details), please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeygqzguG9H0ltlNBkabnHKNS-E-HI2P…Read More »

Hobby Lobby and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: new arguments for military Conscientious Objectors?[1]

By Deborah Karpatkin and Peter Goldberger This article was published in the Spring 2016 issue of On Watch.  Much has been written about the Hobby Lobby cases, both before and after those important June 2014 Supreme Court decisions.[2]  Those favoring robust enforcement…Read More »

Non-Judicial Punishment: Middle Ground Between Admin Proceedings And Courts-Martial

 This material appeared in the June 2014 issue of On Watch (Volume XXV No.2). The PDF version of the issue is available in the On Watch archive, and a stand-alone memo version is pending.  by James M. Branum In this article I will…Read More »