Tag: discharges & separation

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 »

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 »

Memo Update: Representing Servicemembers in Involuntary Discharge Proceedings

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.