July 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Marine Corps on Friday released Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces overturned his murder conviction. In the June 26 decision, the court reversed the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) decision holding that while the attorney-client ...[read more]
June 29, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The U.S. military's highest court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, overturned the murder conviction of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III. The Court's decision was based on the claim that Sgt. Hutchins's constitutional rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement without ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Wednesday rejected a request by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) to have access to court documents from the case against Bradley Manning. CCR had filed a lawsuit seeking extraordinary relief by opening "public and press access to the ...[read more]
August 17, 2012
by Jordan Barry
JURIST Guest Columnist Philip D. Cave, a solo practitioner at the The Law Offices of Philip D. Cave, argues that the lack of transparency in the WikiLeaks court-martial case undermines the reliability of the verdict...Have US military courts achieved the same level of transparency we have come to ...[read more]
July 6, 2012
by Cody Harding
On July 6, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered an immediate end to enforcement of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," (DADT) by lifting a stay in Log Cabin Republicans v. US. DADT prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces. The Ninth Circuit denied a US ...[read more]
July 4, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Monday decided to hear the appeal of a former US Marine convicted of the 2006 murder of an Iraqi policeman. The court approved a review in the case of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III on a petition claiming that Hutchins' constitutional rights were ...[read more]
April 18, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 18, 2011, the Obama administration charged the former defense minister of El Salvador, Eugenio Vides Casanova, with human rights crimes allegedly committed during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. Casanova had enjoyed the support of the US government in office for his role in stopping the ...[read more]
May 16, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 16, 2005, a military jury convicted Spc. Sabrina Harman on six of seven counts against her related to the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Harman faced five counts of maltreatment, one of conspiracy, and one of dereliction of duty. Although Harman was not the first soldier to be prosecuted ...[read more]
May 3, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Monday heard arguments in the appeal of Army Spc. Charles Graner, sentenced to 10 years in prison for abuses committed at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Graner, the alleged ringleader of the Abu Ghraib abuse, was convicted in 2005 of conspiracy, ...[read more]
February 5, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Friday upheld the convictions of two soldiers found guilty of offenses committed as guards at Abu Ghraib prison. Army Spc. Sabrina Harman had been convicted of conspiracy, dereliction of duty and maltreatment of prisoners dating back to November ...[read more]

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