The Army announced today in this press release that the Article 32 investigation in the Hasan case has been scheduled, at least tentatively, for 1 March.  Military Judge James Pohl has been appointed as the IO.

8 Responses to “Hasan Article 32 scheduled for 1 March”

  1. Some Army Guy says:

    A judge as the IO? I’ve never seen that in my limited experience. It makes sense — except that the judge doesn’t “belong” to the the CMCA and thus normally wouldn’t be eligible to be appointed.

  2. Phil Cave says:

    The Army does that in high visibility cases.

  3. Osiris says:

    no special effort when iys only private schmo huh?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Id be pretty surprised if the defense doesn’t ask for a delay or two. 1 March is still pretty fast in a death penalty case.

  5. Christopher Mathews says:

    The Air Force also uses military judges, when they are available, in complex and high-profile cases.

    I think the Hasan case qualifies.

  6. No Man says:

    All services do this and it is a good practice to use MJs in high profile cases. Sometimes that choice still doesn’t work out . . . as DC Beltway MilJus insiders may recall from some closed sessions held back in 2000-2001.

  7. anon says:

    What happened in 2000-01, No Man?

  8. MJW1 says:

    King happened.