Month: February 2011

Hasan Jail Cell Searched – Privileged Materials Seized

Hasan Jail Cell Searched – Privileged Materials Seized

Local newspaper addresses the recent brazen and illegal search and seziure of privileged documents from Major Hasan’s cell in the Bell County Jail. Jail Search TDT (19 Feb 2011) : http://forthoodattorney.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Jail-Search2.pdf?iframe=true&width=80%&height=80%

Another Military Justice Tidbit – Capital Cases Must Be Tried By Jury

Another Military Justice Tidbit – Capital Cases Must Be Tried By Jury

Many readers continue to ask why military death penalty cases are time-consuming and extremely expensive.  As noted in earlier posts, a military defendant is prohibited – by law – from pleading guilty in a court-martial where the death penalty is sought by Army prosecutors and commanders.   Obviously, contested cases are always more costly and protracted.   As the appellate courts have uniformally opined, Death…

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Senators Admit DOD, DOJ and White House Are Still Witholding Evidence

Senators Admit DOD, DOJ and White House Are Still Witholding Evidence

Senators Lieberman and Collins acknowledge in their Special Report, just published today, that senior government officials continue to unreasonably withhold important evidence.  In their words, The redactions in this report were required by the Intelligence Community pursuant to Executive Branch classification policies and are the result of intensive negotiations spanning three months.  We take issue with the extent of these…

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US Senate Report Faults DOD, Army and Others – It Could Have Been Prevented

US Senate Report Faults DOD, Army and Others – It Could Have Been Prevented

Politico.com: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48768.html?iframe=true&width=80%&height=80% Foxnews.com: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/03/senate-report-pentagon-fbi-failed-protect-troops-ft-hood/?iframe=true&width=80%&height=80% Firstread.msnbc.msn.com: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/03/5981775-a-string-of-failures-by-fbi-defense-in-failing-to-discharge-hasan?iframe=true&width=80%&height=80% TPMMuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/03/5981775-a-string-of-failures-by-fbi-defense-in-failing-to-discharge-hasan?iframe=true&width=80%&height=80%