Here is a Stars and Stripes piece on the now delayed SSGT John Russell court-martial with the victim’s family’s perspective. Russell’s case was delayed a year when he was found incompetent to stand trial for the shooting deaths of fellow servicemembers outside a combat stress clinic in Iraq where he was being treated. Analysis of the PTSD issues by NIMJ’s own Prof. Gene Fidell.
Extended commentary here on General John Allen’s resignation after a DoD IG investigation cleared him.
A review by the nation’s largest banks in connection with the housing crisis settlement they reached with federal regulators found hundreds of foreclosures violated the SSCRA:
When regulators forced them to take a close look at their loans,JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and Bank of America,the largest loan servicers,each discovered about 200 military members whose homes were wrongfully foreclosed on in 2009 and 2010,according to the people with direct knowledge of the findings. Citigroup had at least 100 such foreclosures. The foreclosures violate the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act,a federal law requiring banks to obtain court orders before foreclosing on active-duty members.
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