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Here is a link to a Virginian Pilot interview and WTKR interview here, with former Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Bryant on his dissent from the report by the Response Systems Panel on Military Sexual Assault.  Prior coverage here.  Bryant and former NIMJ President Prof. Elizabeth Hilman both dissented and called for an independent and legally trained convening authority outside of the chain of command.  H/t GMJR here and here (via RK)

According to this public notice, the next meeting of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel will occur on May 5-6, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, at The George Washington University Law School Faculty Conference Center, 5th floor, 716 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20052.

The agenda is:

May 5, 2014
• 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m. Comments from the Panel Chair
• 8:35 a.m.–9:30 a.m. DoD SAPRO Update Major General Jeffrey J. Snow Director, DoD SAPRO
• 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Subcommittee Report to Panel and Panel Deliberations
• 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
• 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Subcommittee Report to Panel and Panel Deliberations
• 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Public Comment

May 6, 2014
• 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Subcommittee Report to Panel and Panel Deliberations
• 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch
• 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Panel Deliberations
• 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Public Comment*

* Public comment may occur earlier in the day if Panel deliberations conclude prior to 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that the subcommittees will report to the Panel in the following order: Comparative Systems Subcommittee; Victim Services Subcommittee; Role of the Commander Subcommittee. However, the order of the subcommittee reports may change.

The Federal Register notice is out for the next public meeting of the Response Systems Panel, last discussed in this post where the No Man noted that:

DoD’s panel to study sexual assault and military justice policy is apparently meeting behind closed doors, even when hearing from just legal experts. Coverage here (US News).

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The George Washington University Law School, Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor, 716 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20052. The agenda is:

  • 8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m. Comments from the Panel Chair
  • 8:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Perspectives on Commanders in the Military Justice Process from Retired and Former Military Commanders
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Public Comment
  • 1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Role of the Commander Subcommittee Report to Panel
  • 1:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Panel Deliberations