(Use the button to download a PDF version of this memo for offline reading/printing.) by James R. Klimaski Rev. 2018 September Military criminal law reflects the constraints of military service. Although service members enjoy basic constitutional rights, they are also subject to…Read More »
by James M. Branum Introduction It is easy for attorneys to get into ruts, to assume that we understand everything that we need to know to do our jobs. But for maximum effectiveness as an advocate, we often need to get out…Read More »
By Alison Carter This article was published in the Spring 2016 issue of On Watch. This article explores a goldmine of findings in a 1979 federal district court case where an active duty Navy airman, alleging suicidal tendencies, successfully argued for a…Read More »
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. Those favoring robust enforcement…Read More »
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 »
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Urban Justice Center’s Veteran Advocacy Project (VAP) will be holding a free Discharge Upgrade CLE at the New York University School of Law from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Instructors will include MLTF members David Addlestone (Co-Director NVLSP…Read More »
This memo, updated as of Oct. 2013, gives an overview of administrative discharges and procedures for challenging them. It is written for Written for attorneys and counselors, but can also be helpful for servicemembers who are facing involuntary discharge.