September 27, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
US Army First Lt. Ehren Watada 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 in 2006 in objection to the war in Iraq, arguing that by participating in it, he would be committing ...[read more]
May 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted a Department of Justice (DOJ) request to drop its appeal in the case of Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. In October, a federal judge ruled that Watada could not face a second court-martial on all charges for which he ...[read more]
October 29, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Donald G. Rehkopf, Jr.: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, like any of the Holmes... ...[read more]
October 22, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
US District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled Tuesday that Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada 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 five charges in his first court-martia... ...[read more]
October 22, 2008
by Michael Sung
Lt. Ehren K. Watada v. Lt. Col. John Head, et al., US District Court for the Western District of Washington, October 21, 2008. Read the full text of the order. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 14, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Kenneth S. Kagan: 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 deploy (and on one occasion, explaining, after t... ...[read more]
November 9, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
US District Judge Benjamin Settle issued a preliminary injunction Thursday against holding a second court-martial for Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada until he resolves whether a second court-martial constitutes double jeopardy. Settle had already stayed court-martial proceedings, scheduled ...[read more]
November 8, 2007
by Michael Sung
1LT. Ehren K. Watada v. Lt. Col. John Head, Military Judge, Army Trial Judiciary, Fourth Judicial District, et al., US District Court for the Western District of Washington, November 8, 2007. Read the full text of the preliminary injunction. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
October 20, 2007
by Patrick Porter
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. Settle had temporarily blocked the court-martial, the second filed for the same charges, to consider whether the proceedings would violate ...[read more]
October 6, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski
US District Judge Benjamin Settle Friday temporarily blocked a second court-martial for US Army Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada 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 Fifth Amendment was ...[read more]

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