McClatchy continued its focus on military justice matters today with this article , focusing on the Lee case, about cases in which conflicts of interest have arisen during servicemembers’ representation by Marine Corps defense counsel. The Lee opinion is available here.  The Kabul Klipper posted his thoughts about Lee here.

UPDATE:  A mistake we noted in the original report has now been corrected.  The article originally reported that “[t]he military has until Friday to decide whether it will prosecute Lee again.” Friday is actually the extended deadline for the Judge Advocate General of the Navy to file a certificate for review if he chooses to do so.  See United States v. Lee, __ M.J. __, No. 11-5006/MC (C.A.A.F. Aug. 26, 2011) (order).  The article now accurately states:  “The military has until Friday to decide whether it will file a request for review by a higher appellate court.”

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