So says Jennifer Steinhauer in a New York Times article published online on Saturday, July 13 (and on page A19 of the print edition on Sunday, July 14).

In at least a dozen sexual assault cases since the president’s remarks at the White House in May, judges and defense lawyers have said that Mr. Obama’s words as commander in chief amounted to “unlawful command influence,” tainting trials as a result. Military law experts said that those cases were only the beginning and that the president’s remarks were certain to complicate almost all prosecutions for sexual assault.

2 Responses to “Obama Words Complicating Military Trials”

  1. TDC says:

    Interesting they identified a TDS CPT as “Mr.” in this article.