The Army has just released a new version of AR 600-20, “Army Command Policy” (PDF). This reg gives commanding officers direction on a wide range of issues, including Article 138 complaints, dissent policy, sexual assault and sexual harassment, etc. The new version updates Army…Read More »
(Use the button to download a PDF version of this content for offline reading/printing.) The Military Whistleblower Protection Act of 1988 provides limited protection of lawful disclosure by members of the United States Armed Forces. In order to assist servicemembers in understanding…Read More »
Discussion and commentary by James M. Branum, MLTF Chair On February 22, 2012, the Department of Defense made major changes to DOD Instruction 1325.06 (PDF download). These changes appear to be part of a major military policy change that is designed to…Read More »
An article was published in the November 18, 2011 issue of Army Times, Navy Times, et. al. (Gannett-owned publications that serve the military community) that highlighted how off-duty servicemembers and veterans are participating in the Occupy movement across the country. ‘Occupy’ protests…Read More »
SAN FRANCISCO – On November 15, a workshop will be held on servicemembers’ right to protest and related issues. Sponsored by Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, the GI Rights Hotline – SF, Courage to Resist, and Swords to Plowshares. Panelists will include Steve Collier, Teresa Panepinto, Rai Sue Sussman, and Jane Kaplan will serve as moderator.
Download this brochure to read, print, distribute (PDF). The National Lawyers Guild has endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City and thousands of cities world-wide and offered legal support. Members of the US military have joined the OWS protests…Read More »
EMERGENCY RESOLUTION BY THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD ENDORSING THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY AND OVER 1500 CITIES AND CALLING UPON LAWYERS TO JOIN THE PEOPLE. WHEREAS, on September 17th, 2011, two thousand people rallied in response to a…Read More »
What to do when the FBI contacts you.