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Legal News
27 Sep 2009
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] US Army First Lt. Ehren Watada [JURIST news archive] has won discharge from military service after a three year battle to avoid redeployment in Iraq, according to media reports Friday. Watada sought to leave the army [Honolulu Star Bulletin report] in 2006 in objection to the war in Iraq, … [read more]


Legal News
7 May 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted a Department of Justice (DOJ) [official websites] request to drop its appeal in the case of Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive]. In October, a federal judge ruled [order, PDF] that … [read more]


Professional Commentary
29 Oct 2008

Donald G. Rehkopf, Jr.[Co-Chair, Military Law Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers]:"For those unfamiliar with military practice under the Uniform Code of Military Justice,reading the recent federal District Court decision in Watada v. Head, is probably as baffling as any of the great "Sherlock Holmes" mysteries. But, … [read more]


Legal News
22 Oct 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] US District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled [order, PDF] Tuesday that Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] cannot face a second court-martial on all charges for which he already faced court-martial. Settle's order held that a second-court martial of Watada on three of the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
14 Nov 2007

Kenneth S. Kagan [attorney for US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada]: "In February, 2007, 1LT Ehren Watada was tried by a court-martial for his refusal to deploy to Iraq, and for statements he made on four separate occasions in various media explaining his rationale for his intention to refuse to … [read more]


Legal News
9 Nov 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] US District Judge Benjamin Settle issued a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] Thursday against holding a second court-martial for Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] until he resolves whether a second court-martial constitutes double jeopardy [Wex backgrounder]. Settle had already stayed court-martial proceedings, scheduled … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2007
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] US District Judge Benjamin Settle Friday extended until November 9 a stay of court-martial proceedings against US Army Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [JURIST news archive]. Settle had temporarily blocked the court-martial, the second filed for the same charges, to consider whether the proceedings would violate Watada's … [read more]


Legal News
6 Oct 2007
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] US District Judge Benjamin Settle Friday temporarily blocked a second court-martial for US Army Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [JURIST news archive] that had been scheduled to begin October 9. Settle ruled that a second proceeding would include the harm that the double jeopardy clause of the … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Lawyers for US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] filed an emergency motion with the US District Court for the Western District of Washington on Wednesday, requesting that his court-martial, scheduled to begin next Tuesday [press release], be stayed pending the outcome of his appeal. … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] US military judge Lt. Col. John Head ruled Friday that the refiling of charges [JURIST report] in the court-martial of US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] after a February mistrial [JURIST report] does not constitute double jeopardy and will not violate Watada's Fifth Amendment … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The US Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) [official website] issued a partial stay Friday in the court-martial of US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] after the defense filed a motion to dismiss asserting that the February mistrial [JURIST report] and that subsequent refiling … [read more]


Legal News
24 Feb 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] The US government has refiled charges against US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website], a US Army officer who failed to deploy to Iraq in June, after the military judge overseeing his court-martial [JURIST report] declared a mistrial two weeks ago. The judge declared a mistrial [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
7 Feb 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] The military judge overseeing the court-martial [JURIST report] of US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] declared a mistrial Wednesday after throwing out a pretrial agreement in which Watada admitted that he failed to deploy to Iraq [JURIST report] with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry … [read more]


Legal News
6 Feb 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] The US military judge in the court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] prohibited international and constitutional law scholars from testifying Monday about the legality of the war. Watada faces charges of missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer for his refusal to be deployed … [read more]


Legal News
5 Feb 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] The court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] began Monday on charges of missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer for Watada's refusal to be deployed [JURIST report] to Iraq with his military unit. The court-martial is being held at Fort Lewis outside of Seattle … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] A US military judge ruled Tuesday that 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], a US Army officer who refused deployment to Iraq [JURIST report] because he felt the war is 'unlawful,' cannot argue that point in his upcoming court-martial. Lt. Col. John Head further ruled that … [read more]


Professional Commentary
13 Nov 2006

Eric A. Seitz, [attorney for US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada]: "1st Lt. Ehren Watada had been an eagle scout and an exemplary Army officer when he first learned that he was likely to be deployed to Iraq and began to read and learn about the war into which he … [read more]


Legal News
9 Nov 2006
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] The US Army announced Thursday that it will push forward with a court martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], an Army officer who refused [JURIST report] deployment to Iraq and openly protested the war as ‘unlawful’. Fort Lewis [official website] commander Lt. Gen. James … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2006
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] A US Army spokesman said Friday that the Army has added a new specification to charges against 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; Wikipedia profile] based on a speech [text and video] he gave in August to Veterans for Peace [advocacy website] in which Watada advocated that "to stop … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] US Army Lt. Col. Mark Keith, the investigating officer with recommending whether 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; Wikipedia profile] will face a military trial for refusing to deploy to Iraq, will recommend Friday that Watada face court-martial on charges [charge sheet, PDF; JURIST report] of missing his unit's … [read more]

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