Tag: uniform code of military justice (UCMJ)

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 »

Article 138 Complaints: Servicemembers’ Tool for Redress

By Kathleen Gilberd Rev. Date: 2013 (Use the button to download a PDF version of this memo for offline reading/printing.) Complaints under Article 138 of the UCMJ are among the most powerful means of redress available to servicemembers; they tend to be…Read More »

MLTF’s James Branum interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

MLTF member (and past co-chair) James M. Branum, an attorney in Oklahoma City, was a guest on Democracy Now! to talk about Bowe Bergdahl and the legal rights of war resisters. “There Were No Good Options”: Bergdahl Should Get Honorable Discharge, Says Lawyer.…Read More »

Military Law and the New NDAA

Changes include sexual assault reform, repeal of sodomy ban, numerous other important updates to UCMJ, court-martial procedure. This article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of On Watch, MLTF’s quarterly newsletter and military law journal.  The new National Defense Authorization Act…Read More »

Army Times article notes troops’ presence in Occupy movement, cites MLTF

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 »