Tag: Deborah Karpatkin

THE END OF MALE-ONLY DRAFT REGISTRATION

One Federal District Court Judge Says, “Unconstitutional.” What Next? BY DEBORAH H. KARPATKIN On February 22, 2019, the legal landscape shifted on male-only draft registration. Senior District Court Judge Gray Miller granted summary judgment for plaintiffs in a case challenging the constitutionality…Read More »

Hazing and Bullying in the Military

Bullying and hazing are extremely serious problems in the military, but DoD and service regulations provide important protections for victims. In recent years, considerable public attention has focused on hazing and bullying within the military, particularly in the Marine Corps. Media and Congressional…Read More »

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 »

What’s new in Conscientious Objector law?

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 »