Month: April 2010

Pentagon Snubs Senate Subpoena

Pentagon Snubs Senate Subpoena

Treating US Senators with the same contempt that has been shown to Hasan Defense Team requests for relevant evidence, Pentagon spokepersons have started to draw the battle lines about appropriate dislosure. http://senatus.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/pentagon-wont-release-hasan-file-to-senators-for-fort-hood-inquiry/

US Senators Issued Subpoenas! – Now Folks Will Understand The Hasan Defense Frustration

US Senators Issued Subpoenas! – Now Folks Will Understand The Hasan Defense Frustration

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/19/senate-committee-subpoenas-administration-fort-hood-information/  LIEBERMAN, COLLINS SERVE SUBPOENAS IN FORT HOOD INVESTIGATION          ADMINISTRATION REFUSED TO PROVIDE WITNESSES, DOCUMENTS               WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., Monday served the Obama Administration with subpoenas for witnesses and documents critical to the Committee’s investigation into the circumstances leading…

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An Inmate’s Right to Proper Medical Care Is A Legal And Moral Issue

An Inmate’s Right to Proper Medical Care Is A Legal And Moral Issue

Why all the fuss, some have asked, about Major Hasan’s medical treatment while in the Jail Infirmary?  It goes without saying, an inmate has a right to whatever care is necessary to treat serious disabilities.  See., e.g., Frost v. Agnos, 152F.3d 1124 (9th Cir. 1998)(holding that a pretrial detainee who wore a leg brace and…

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Reporting and Reacting to Suspected War Crimes

Reporting and Reacting to Suspected War Crimes

The soon to be released AR 15-6 investigation will hopefully document how the US Army responded to Major Hasan’s reports of suspected war crimes.    What should a person do when they either hear about or observe suspected war crimes?   All of us probably will react differently – indeed, some might not even react at all.   Is is, however, a very…

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Army Spends $207,000 to Jail Hasan – But Lightly Dismisses Serious Medical Issues

Army Spends $207,000 to Jail Hasan – But Lightly Dismisses Serious Medical Issues

After initial complaints were raised with Jail officials concerning the very troubling appearance of a bedsore very shortly after Major Hasan was moved from an Army hospital to the Bell County Jail, the Army dispatched a physician to the jail.  A photo of the sore was taken and presumably a report was made – but the…

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Senator Susan Collins Blasts Obama and DOD for “an inexplicable determination to stalemate and slow-walk our investigation.”

Senator Susan Collins Blasts Obama and DOD for “an inexplicable determination to stalemate and slow-walk our investigation.”

There should  be no doubt as to why Army prosecutors have resisted or refused to disclosure important evidence in the Hasan case.  The Washington Post recently reported that, in an April 12 letter, lawyers for the Justice and Defense departments said some of the requested materials could compromise Hasan’s prosecution.   Both Senators Lieberman and Collins…

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Febbo-Hasan Investigative Report Expected Shortly

Febbo-Hasan Investigative Report Expected Shortly

A forgotten story in the Hasan case is that the current senior legal advisor (LTC Febbo) at Fort Hood, Texas, already has acknowledged that he cannot participate in any legal advice associated with this controversial case.  Of course, that leaves open the question about how any of his subordinates can be expected to be impartial…

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