We haven’t reported on this as we were trying to gather some info. None being forthcoming, here is a link to a Marine Corps Times story about the disciplinary action being taken against Marine Corps lawyer Major Weirick. If you’ll recall from earlier posts, here and here, Maj. Weirick blew the whistle one alleged unlawful command influnce in the Marine Corps’ prosecution of the insurgent corpse desecration cases, actions that presumably led to charges being dismissed in at least one of the cases.
The Marine Corps has removed from his job a staff judge advocate who publicly accused Commandant Gen. Jim Amos of unlawful command influence in the high-profile cases against eight Marines prosecuted in connection with a war-zone video of scout snipers urinating on enemy corpses.
Maj. James Weirick was also placed under a Marine Corps Protective Order and asked to turn in his personal weapons and submit to a voluntary psychiatric evaluation.
Retired Marine Col. Jane Siegel, Weirick’s attorney, said he had been removed for cause from his post at Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va., following allegations of harassment via email.
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Siegel said the complaint centered on an email Weirick sent to Peter Delorier, one of Amos’ former civilian legal advisers. In the Sept. 21 email, reviewed by Marine Corps Times, Weirick pleads with Delorier, who now works at Camp Lejeune, N.C., to “come clean” about his role in the alleged manipulation of justice by the commandant’s office.
The “forced” psych eval is a bit much, I thought that went out of fashion 20 years ago as a way to label “troublemakers.”
DOJ has responded to the request by victim’s counsel to disqualify the USNA Superintendent from the role of convening authority in the high profile rape allegations againt three former USNA football team members. Brief here and prior coverage here, complaint here.
Not newsy, but here is an interesting story in the NCO Journal on the facilities at Ft. Leavenworth, the USDB and JRCF. H/t PL