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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mr. Pristera argues us v. Cook at the air force court of criminal appeals - ineffective assistance of counsel and new trials at issue

    On November 17, 2016, Mr. Pristera argued the case of United States v. Cook on appeal at the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. The ...

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  • The definition of incapacitation under article 120 - us v. Newlan

    Over the last few years, Article 120 and the law of sexual assault in the military has undergone seemingly never-ending revisions. ​ One of the ...

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  • Attacking Article 133 - Conduct Unbecoming Charges - on Constitutional Grounds

    We recently had a successful result when a judge dismissed Article 133 - Conduct Unbecoming charges in an officer general court-martial. As a matter ...

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  • Electronic Media Not Chargeable Under Article 121

    In an interesting case - United States v. Stevens , __ M.J. __, No. 201400330 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. Nov. 10, 2105) The Navy-Marine Corps Court of ...

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