DoD Sexual Assault Response
More on sexual assault cases in the military from the NYT (here).

PVT Chen Suicide Case Starts Monday
The court-martial of SGT Jeffrey Hurst begins Monday reports the Fairbanks News-Miner, here. Hurst is the latest soldier court-martialed for hazing and maltreatment related offenses that prosecutors say led to PVT Chen taking his life while deployed in Afghanistan.

Court-Martial of Former Aviano AFB IG Drama
Stripes has the full report of yesterday’s testimony in the court-martial of LTC James Wilkerson, here. Wilkerson, an F-16 pilot and former IG at Aviano, is accused of sexually assaulting a female house guest. Yesterday’s proceedings included a one star and a couple motions for dismissal based on unlawful command influence.

Lackland Instructor Cases Continue
Today brings an Art. 32 for another Air Force instructor from Lackland, see AfTimes report here.

Gitmo Prosecutors Use Courts-Martial as Example for No Televised Commission Hearings
The Miami Herald reports, here, that prosecutors said commission hearings follow courts-martial, and should not be televised. But why couldn’t a court-martial be televised? What about televising the. MAJ Hasan trial?

One Response to “Military Justice News for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012”

  1. Some Army Guy says:

    It “raises the specter of undue command influence,” Spinner said. “Once you’ve rung the bell, you can’t unring it.”

    Can you not unring the “unlawful command influence” bell either?