Today we are announcing the start of a new collaboration between CAAFlog and the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ). This site brings together CAAFlog contributors and NIMJ’s directors, advisors, and some law students who have been recruited along the way to help keep us current on the latest news in military justice. We hope to be your one-stop shopping site for military justice news and content. NIMJ President Prof. Beth Hillman has this to say about the new collaboration:
We’re excited to join CAAFlog on a new platform that promises to share our collective interest and expertise in military justice with a broader audience. This collaboration will help NIMJ further its mission of promoting the fair administration of military justice and public education while creating an opportunity for more synergy and interaction. We look forward to realizing the potential gains of the combined site, and we’re grateful for the support of CAAFlog’s Michael Navarre (who doubles as an NIMJ advisor), Dwight Sullivan, and Zachary Spilman for their support.
Our new site also has some new features, some of which we’ll preview here and others that we will roll out by way of later posts. However, let’s for a moment talk about the name. The name of the new blog was a highly debated issue, but we finally settled on the logo reflected above. Much like Oriole Park at Camden Yards, you can call us whatever you want, but two things will remain constant: (1) topical military justice news and knowledgeable views and (2) our web address, www.caaflog.com. If you are here because you were a fan of NIMJblog, do not fear: we’ve redirected NIMJblog to our address and archived all the old NIMJblog posts on the right side of our home page under“Categories,” just select “NIMJ Archive.”
Another constant will be our policy that posts represent the views of the author and not of CAAFlog, the other contributors, or any organization or entity with which an individual author might be associated. You can now add NIMJ and its advisors, directors, and other minions to that list. CAAFlog contributors who double as NIMJ advisors are particularly adamant that their posts don’t necessarily represent NIMJ’s views and posts by others affiliated with NIMJ in turn don’t represent the views of other NIMJ-affiliated contributors. We’ll see how widely our range of contributors expands with the new site and, maybe, some of our previously invited guest bloggers will now take up the keyboard and make a post or two (you know who you are).
We also want to take this opportunity to reiterate our comments “policy,” see here and here, that we discussed earlier this year. We will not tolerate abusive comments, uncivil comments, personal attacks, inappropriate comments, etc., etc. And we continue to prohibit anonymous comments but will permit commenters to register under a pseudonym, as described in our prior post.
We hope the new site and new contributors make us the best resource—and an occasional source of humor—for MJWs across the globe.