The new September issue of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings includes two articles that will fascinate military justice practitioners. One, by Baltimore Sun reporter Bradley Olson is headlined: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t. The subhead explains: In sexual misconduct cases, nobody wins. Just ask Lamar Owens. An introductory editorial notes that this article will likely prove controversial. Another piece by NIMJ Executive Director and USCG Reserve Commander Kathleen Duignan, Sexual Misconduct: Discretion is the Better Part of Prosecution, provides a negative review of the military justice system’s record of handling sex cases. Unfortunately, the articles don’t appear to be available to non-subscribers online. Those of us in the Annapolis area can buy a copy at the USNI bookstore in Preble Hall.

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