April 29, 2021
This article discusses the delicate balance between law enforcement’s interests in protecting the identity of CIs and a military accused’s Constitutional and Statutory rights where “Congress intended more generous discovery to be available for military accused."
March 19, 2021
Making Your Case with Witness Testimony
Considering the decisive effect witness testimony has on the outcome of a trial, preparing witnesses for testimony and improving direct examination techniques will pay dividends for your case presentation.
Aug. 27, 2020
Forewarned is Forearmed
Junior and experienced military defense counsel alike will benefit from the book's (The United States v. You) concise explanations about the military justice process and trial preparation.
June 5, 2020
The Procedural Guide
The procedural guide is an important step in the triggering of legal ramifications for both the accused and the government. Incorrect completion and reading of the procedural guide could have drastic consequences and result in needless litigation.
Dec. 5, 2019
Avoiding Voir Dire Pitfalls
This article will provide guidance and some best practices you can employ when preparing for voir dire in the military courtroom.
May 9, 2019
R.C.M. 905(e)’s New, Incomprehensible Standard
This article examines the historical context of R.C.M. 905, its newly enacted standard, and recommends changes to conform more closely to federal civilian practice.
April 25, 2019
“Why We Fight”
What good is being a subject matter expert in the administration of military justice if you cannot convince your colleagues, your commanders, and when it comes down to it, the court-martial members, that your application of the law is not only the correct one, but the just one.
Oct. 24, 2018
The Court-Martial of Private Vasily Shabunin
By the summer of 1866, Leo Tolstoy had been working on his titanic novel, War and Peace, for three years. During that midpoint of his work, Tolstoy’s masterpiece was briefly distracted by two men who visited his family estate and asked for his assistance. The men were junior officers from the 65th Moscow …