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US V. CPL Lindsey Scott
US V. CPL Lindsey Scott

In 1983, a woman was attacked near the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. The victim's description of her assailant prompted the military officers to convict and court-martial Corporal Lindsey Scott, the only black MP in the Quantico Criminal Investigation Division, despite ...

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  • US V. CPL Lindsey Scott

    In 1983, a woman was attacked near the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. The victim's description of her assailant prompted the military officers to ...

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  • Military speedy trial rights

    Under the US Constitution, an accused enjoys the right to a speedy trial. US v. Danylo, 73 M.J. 183 (C.A.A.F. 2013). A service members 6th Amendment ...

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  • Release from pretrial confinement

    Under R.C.M. 906 (b)(8), the defense may move the court for relief from pretrial confinement in violation of R.C.M. 305. The defense, as the moving ...

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  • Right to expert witnesses in a court-martial

    Expert witnesses can be a critical part of any court-martial. Service members have a right to confidential experts. See United States v. Turner , 28 ...

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  • False Allegations of Sexual Assault, the Research, and Military Court-Martials

    Over the past few we've seen an uptick in search terms for our law firm related to false allegations of sexual assault. I've written about this topic ...

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  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Reverses Precedent Holding That Retired Sailors and Marines Can Receive a Punitive Discharge at a Court-Martial

    On 19 June 2018, in US v. Dinger, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces set aside some previous precedent suggesting that retired members could ...

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  • Supreme court addresses cell phone records in carpenter v. United states

    On 22 June 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued their ruling in the Carpenter case. The case could have some application for military ...

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  • The Decision Whether to Testify - The Silence Penalty Law Review

    Every now and again a truly impactful law review article is published that lends data-driven insights into the most difficult decisions that we make ...

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  • What are the wheeler factors

    Among the matters you should consider are: [appropriate selections may be made from the following list] The accused's age. The accused's good military ...

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  • Detecting Lies and Deceit in the Military - Part II

    In Part I of this blog series, I posted some data from the Department of Justice on false allegations. In Part II, I'll discuss the literature on ...

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