Here’s an order from the Eleventh Circuit granting SPC Marc Hall’s motion to voluntarily dismiss his appeal with prejudice as moot.  You will recall that Hall is the Soldier currently facing charges for, among other offenses, making a really bad rap song protesting the stop loss policy in which he allegedly threatens violence against other Army personnel.  His counsel filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia seeking to prevent his deployment.  That court denied relief in this decision, which led to the now-dismissed appeal.  The rap song is available here.  [EXPLICIT LYRICS WARNING]

4 Responses to “Eleventh Circuit dismisses rapping Soldier’s appeal as moot”

  1. Norbert Basil MacLean III says:

    Why was it moot? Isn’t the Army still prosecuting him?

  2. Anon says:

    His petition was to stop the Army from deploying him to Kuwait for the trial, it was not to stop the trial itself. According to news reports, he was put on a plane on 26 Feb, so that pretty much makes the basis for the petition moot.

  3. Norbert Basil MacLean III says:

    Certainly makes sense that it’s now moot. Thanks for the explanation Anon 0733.

  4. nuna says:

    stop loss should’nt even exist I thought honor is a two way street, why sshould the government be able to extend one’s ccontract without their consent. The government deminishes a soldier’s service by failing to meet its obligations talk about a thankless endeavor. I have no problem with this soldiers sentiments though I am not an advocate of violence of any kind. Its simple honor these soldiers service by being fair and this vile would not be an issue. Frankly this practice is very very shortsigthed on the Army’s part and it invites this kind of insolence.