Saturday, 28 November 2020

Spotlight

Equal Protection Under Environmental Law

Environmental Law concept: Justice scales icon covered in green leaves © iStock.com

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

Brass legal scales

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

Judge's gavel in front of American flag.

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

Illustration of a two-car accident. A red van against a silver sedan.

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

A close-up of a judge's gavel in his hand © iStock.com/RichLegg

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

Ambulance Bay (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Caitlin Guinazu/RELEASED)

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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W. Hays Parks and the Law of War

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

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’

Photo fishing on the lake at sunset. Photo © iStock.com/smiltena

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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