BY DAWN BLANKEN AND JEFF LAKE On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the spread of the COVID-19 virus was a global pandemic. In response, the U.S. military has instituted a number of policies affecting its personnel around the…Read More »
BY EDWARD HASBROUCK The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (NCMNPS)1 has released its final report2, recommending inter alia that Congress expand Presidential authority to order registration with the Selective Service System to include women as well as men. A…Read More »
BY LIBBY FRANK The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was created by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 to review the military selective service process and to consider methods to increase participation in military, national, and public service.…Read More »
BY ANA MARIA BONDOC Signed into law on December 17, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 contained a handful of noteworthy provisions related to immigration. These included a) some protection from military discharge solely due to immigration…Read More »
BY JEFF LAKE There has been a significant development concerning the ban on military service by transgender individuals implemented by the military at the direction of the President. As discussed previously, in March, 2019, the military published a memorandum with instructions to…Read More »
The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns the use of National Guard and active duty troops to police anti-racist protesters. The use of the military as a domestic police force is contrary to the United States Constitution…Read More »
The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers’s Guild has issued the following statement regarding the U.S. government’s response to COVID-19 pandemic. The NLG Military Law Task Force is outraged that the Commander in Chief apparently ignored direct warnings from the…Read More »
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