Month: June 2010

Military Justice 101 – Why Is This Case Taking So Long?

Military Justice 101 – Why Is This Case Taking So Long?

Answer: The US Army and its designated team of prosecutors have determined that this case will be handled as “a capital” (i.e. death penalty) case. Although US Army prosecutors will refuse to comment and the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office (PAO) will issue some innocuous statement to the effect that this is just a “regular…

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Article 32 Discovery Deadline Looms – But The Army Remains Unresponsive

Article 32 Discovery Deadline Looms – But The Army Remains Unresponsive

Since the Article 32 Investigating Officer issued his discovery and scheduling deadlines, the US Army has been silent.  The Hasan Defense Team is still missing FBI reports and classified materials related to the White House directed intelligence investigation; the restricted/classified portion of former Secretary of the Army Togo West’s report; and the DOD-directed investigation of senior…

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New Rules Impede Pretrial Access

New Rules Impede Pretrial Access

During a recent visit with Major Hasan, Defense Counsel were confronted with newly established “Visitation Rules’ which were clearly implemented for the Hasan case only.  Apparently, US Army officials were upset that a recent photograph of Major Hasan was circulating the internet and in national news media.  Defense Counsel took the photo at issue.  The photo was…

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Senators Lieberman & Collins Are Silent – Did They Cave To DOD Pressure?

Senators Lieberman & Collins Are Silent – Did They Cave To DOD Pressure?

The national news media is noticeably silent as to the standoff between  Senators Lieberman and Collins regarding the earlier issued Senate subpoenas requesting evidence associated with the Hasan case.  The word on the street is that these senior Senators are agreeing to compromise for some alternative system of briefing from DOD personnel.  Meanwhile, US Army…

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DOD and DOJ – Still Stiffing the Senate

DOD and DOJ – Still Stiffing the Senate

As of close of business today, neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of Justice have  responded to the Senate subpoenas requesting relevant information in the Hasan case.   This should be no surprise because  senior officials in this Administration have been hiding this important  evidence for many months now.   Hopefully, senior Senators Lieberman and Collins will not buckle under Administration…

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Unlawful Pretrial Punishment Continues

Unlawful Pretrial Punishment Continues

Major Hasan has filed a grievance with Bell County Jail Officials, properly complaining that jail infirmary personnel were observed using the personal sink in the cell to clean his removable toilet bucket.   Military Police liaison personnel at Fort Hood have been requested to investigate the complaint and to take immediate steps to ensure that these improper and unsanitary procedures are prohibited.

Will Senators Lieberman & Collins Stand Up For Full Disclosure?

Will Senators Lieberman & Collins Stand Up For Full Disclosure?

The American public anxiously awaits the decision of senior Senators Lieberman and Collins who earlier threatened to initiate contempt proceedings if Secretary of Defense Gates and Attorney General Holder did not disclose important information earlier subpoenaed.  These respected Senators imposed a deadline of 2 June, 1030 hours. However, there have been no public announcements as to whether or…

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