Friday, 30 October 2020

AFJAGS Podcast

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 12 with Major Chris Bailey

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 12

Episode 12: In this episode, we discuss the Air Force JAG Corps Exchange Officer Program with Major Chris Bailey, the current Exchange Officer attached to the Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra Australia.

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Equal Protection Under Environmental Law

By Maj Mark Coon. Military environmental law attorneys should be aware that all waivers of the federal government’s sovereign immunity from paying state-levied environmental fines need to be construed very narrowly.

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Admitting Hearsay

By Capt Ryan Crnkovich and Capt Adam Merzel. This article summarizes the Air Force’s current guidance with respect to the admission of hearsay at administrative discharge proceedings.

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Forewarned is Forearmed

Book Review by Lt Col Jeremy McKissack. Junior and experienced military defense counsel alike will benefit from the book's (The United States v. You) concise explanations about the military justice process and trial preparation.

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Protect Against Mayhem

By Col John Kiel, Jr. The irony is, that by singling out GAP insurance, the DoD has created a situation where service members are forced to buy lesser GAP coverage through insurance companies or third party companies.

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The Procedural Guide

By Lt Col Bryon Gleisner. The procedural guide is an important step in the triggering of legal ramifications for both the accused and the government. Incorrect completion and reading of the procedural guide could have drastic consequences and result in needless litigation.

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Hurricane Michael Response

By Maj Vincent DeFabo. This article will address what medical law practitioners and other legal professionals should do before, during, and after a natural disaster, based on the lessons learned from Hurricane Michael.

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DoD Photo (Archive): W. Hays Parks discusses issues related to the Geneva Convention with reporters at the Pentagon on April 7, 2003.

W. Hays Parks and the Law of War

By Maj R. Scott Adams. W. Hays Parks’ work deserves serious study by judge advocates today. His work provides insight, both as a challenge to modern-day thinking, and as a plethora of practical guides to important areas of international humanitarian law.

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Gone Fishin’

By Capt James Woodruff II. Opposing counsel routinely ask for personnel documents… In this article, we’ll walk through what we do at the LLFSC, how we typically interact with the office that receives a request and help to alleviate cumbersome “fishin’ expeditions”....

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THE JAG IN THE ARENA

By Lt Col Jason DeSon. Many military lawyers might believe they are only in the arena when they are in the courtroom. Nothing can be further from the truth—especially for the operational lawyer.

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Book Review

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime

Book Review by Capt Matthew Blyth. During times of war, both government and citizens take actions that exceed necessity and threaten individual liberties. Stone’s offers timeless lessons for legal professionals about the intersection of free expression and national security.

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