Sunday, 21 April 2019

The Reporter is published by The Judge Advocate General’s School (AFJAGS) for the Office of The Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force.

 

Contributions from all readers are invited. Items are welcomed on any area of the law, legal practice, or procedure that would be of interest to members of The Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

 

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Autonomous Weapons Need Autonomous Lawyers

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By Col Walter “Frank” Coppersmith. Timely adoption of AI inside today’s U.S. Air Force legal practice will be essential for attorneys trying to keep pace with clients and organizations now operating at Internet speed and cloud computing scale.

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Military Sexual Assault Testimony

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By Maj Douglas DeVore II. The following describes a specific case where the federal officer removal statute was implicated through the creative use by civilian counsel. This article sets forth considerations that JAGs should consider when analyzing a case that implicates multiple jurisdictions.

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Advising the Undocumented Military Spouse

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By Capt Aaron Petty. Although both parole in place and DACA may offer the undocumented military spouse peace of mind, legal assistance attorneys should ensure clients fully understand the benefits and limitations of each type of relief, as well as the eligibility criteria for both.

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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Contract

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By Capt Matthew Ormsbee. As legal assistance attorneys and paralegals, we draft our clients’ requested estate planning documents, oversee document execution, and generally consider our work done. But it is also our job to ensure that clients’ later efforts to use their estate documents are as painless as possible.

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How to Achieve Success in Federal Magistrate Court

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By Capt David Rolek & Capt Gabriel Bush. Beyond the relevant AFI, there is little Air Force guidance available to JAGs on the administration and prosecution of magistrate court cases. This article identifies four practical ways JAGs can achieve success as SAUSAs in federal magistrate court...

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Anticipatory Self-Defense

By Maj Megan Mallone and Capt Christine Seibert. Anticipatory self-defense has been recognized by the international community after it was first articulated in 1837 in the Caroline case. There are two types of anticipatory attacks in self-defense: pre-emptive and preventive. The distinction is nuanced and often misunderstood...

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Writing & Scholarship Opportunities

The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School (AFJAGS) invites interested authors to participate in two exciting opportunities to receive recognition for writing and scholarship efforts--(1) National Security Law Writing Competition and (2) National Security Law Writing Workshop.

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