Military Justice Reform Watered Down

The Pentagon brass have defeated a supermajority coalition in Congress.

Army Appellate Court Rejects Bergdahl Appeal Based On Trump Comments

An Army appellate court has rejected an appeal filed by Bowe Bergdahl that argued that the President’s attacks on him while a candidate unfairly influenced his court martial.

Bergdahl’s Sentence Could be Reduced Because of Trump Comments

Can the commander-in-chief’s tweets be unlawful command influence?

This Week’s Foolishness in Military Justice

In military justice Bizarroland, Rep Duncan Hunter intentionally commits “reverse UCI.”

Military Judge Declines To Dismiss Case Against Bowe Bergdahl Based On Trump’s Comments

A military judge has rejected a motion to dismiss the case against Bowe Bergdahl based on comments made by Donald Trump when he was a candidate for President.

Judge In Bergdahl Court Martial Calls Trump’s Comments About Case ‘Disturbing’

Could Donald Trump’s comments about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the campaign trail lead to the case against Bergdahl being dismissed? A military judge will have to decide.

Taking Sexual Assault Prosecution Away From Military Commanders

In which I change my mind on an important topic.

More On Unlawful Command Influence

There’s essentially no analogue in the civilian justice system. Here’s why.

Marine’s Sexual Assault Conviction Overturned Over Command Influence

The President’s well-intentioned campaign against military sex crimes has backfired.

Joseph Dunford Nominated as Next Marine Commandant

Barring shocking developments, General Joe Dunford will be the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Obama Words on Military Sexual Assault Backfire

President Obama is rightly outraged by a wave of sexual assaults in the military. He unwittingly made them harder to prosecute.

Military Judge: Obama’s Comments On Military Sex Abuse An “Undue Command Influence”

Did President Obama’s comments about taking a tough stand on military sexual assault constitute “undue influence” on specific cases? One military judge says that they did.