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Coast Guard May Sink Career of Crash Survivor

By Susan Crabtree U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Lance Leone survived a helicopter crash that killed three others and beat back criminal charges of negligent homicide — but now he says he is in a final battle to avoid being sacrificed on …

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Sergeant Major Richard Erickson Discusses His 12yr Journey to Justice

Sergeant Major Richard Erickson appeared on the Gil Gross Radio Program on Newstalk 910am in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, December 19 to discuss his long journey of 12 years to finally receive the judgment he deserved from the U.S. …

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Human Resources Journal

Sergeant Major Wins Legal Battle Against USPS: Firing Could Cost Postal Service $2 Million

Thirteen years after he was fired, Army Special Forces Sgt. Major Rick Erickson stands vindicated for his long legal battle. An administrative law judge has ruled that, not only must he be re-established in his postal worker job but also be …

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Military.com

Guardsman Wins $2M in Post Office USERRA Case

By Charlie Reed A U.S. Postal Service employee who was fired for “excessive use of military service” when he tried to return to work after four years on active duty with the National Guard must be reinstated with over $2 …

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msnbc

After Firing Soldier in 2000, USPS Ordered to Rehire Him – and Pay Him $2 Million

By Bill Briggs A heavily decorated Army Green Beret, fired by the U.S. Postal Service in 2000 for taking military leave, must be reinstated in his mail job and retroactively paid by the USPS for back wages, benefits and legal …

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Stars and Stripes

Guardsman Ordered Reinstated by Postal Service with Back Pay

By Charlie Reed A U.S. Postal Service employee who was fired for “excessive use of military service” when he tried to return to work after four years on active duty with the National Guard must be reinstated with over $2 …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses WikiLeaks Whistleblower Charges with CNN

Click here to read the full transcript Tully Rinckey PLLC Military Lawyer Greg Rinckey sat down with CNN’s Carol Costello on “Newsroom” to discuss the Bradley Manning Whistleblower case and charges against him by the US Military. U.S. Army private …

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USAtoday

GI’s Treatment Focus of Hearing in WikiLeaks Case

An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he’s already been punished by confinement conditions that a United Nations torture investigator called cruel, inhuman and degrading. Pfc. Bradley Manning …

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Fedsmith

“Efficiency of the Service”: Easier Said Than Defined

With lawmakers trying to figure out how to keep the United States from going over a “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year – when the Bush-era tax cuts expire – there is much talk about improving the efficiency …

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Stars and Stripes

Details So Far in Petraeus Sex Scandal Not Legally Damaging, But Could Trigger Punishment

Salacious details leaked by anonymous Washington sources about respected current and former generals embroiled in a sex scandal don’t yet add up to anything legally damaging, military law experts told Stars and Stripes. The CIA said Thursday it was investigating …

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Fedsmith

Agency Non-Compliance Targeted by New MSPB Regulations

Federal agency supervisors are about to learn they have more at stake when they fail to carry out the decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board and its administrative judges. Under new rules that went into effect this week, the MSPB …

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Voice of America

US Hazing Trial Confronts Army’s Delicate Race Relations

A military courtroom in North Carolina is not where the Chen family expected to spend time when they immigrated to the United States from China more than 20 years ago. But this week, Su Zhen and Yan Tao Chen traveled …

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ABC 7 News

David Petraeus: Breaking the Military Code?

Two of the most powerful military leaders in America are caught up in a sex scandal that could end both of their careers and land both men in a military prison. Many American civilians don’t understand how, what amounts to …

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Bradley Manning Offers to Plead Guilty to Partial Charges, Including Leaking to WikiLeaks

In a surprising turn of events, accused WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning offered on Wednesday to plead guilty to parts of the charges he is facing, in exchange for the government pursuing lesser charges. Manning did not plead guilty but indicated …

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New York Times

Greg Rinckey Discusses Petraeus Scandal

Seeking legal insight on the General David Petraeus sex scandal, The New York Times called upon Military Attorney Greg Rinckey to address the legal implications of Petraeus’ conduct as well as the conduct of everyone else involved. Rinckey discusses the …

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Government Executive

MSPB Targets Paychecks of Managers Who Don’t Comply With Its Decisions

The most significant regulations update in the history of the Merit Systems Protection Board went into effect Tuesday, with the goal of ensuring that federal agencies enforce its rulings. The independent, quasi-judicial agency that serves to protect federal employees, expanded …

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Associated Press

Afghan Massacre Case Tests Military Justice System on Troops Accused of Killing Civilians

The U.S. military has been criticized for its spotty record on convicting troops of killing civilians, but a hearing against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales involving a massacre in Afghanistan has shown that it isn’t like most cases. Government prosecutors …

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Fairfax Times

Fairfax County Leads Region in Domestic Violence Arrests

Fairfax County leads the region in domestic violence arrests, according to a newly released study by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ Criminal Justice Research Center. The study — Domestic Violence in Virginia 2006-2010 — claims that domestic violence …

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The Post and Courier

Former Charleston Police Officer Suing the Navy

Training for war can be ugly, but what happens when details of that training get back to an employer? Is it considered strictly private personnel-record information, or is it shareable? That’s part of the argument scheduled to be debated Monday …

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Lawyer Decries Lack of Fairness in Revoked Clearance

The Defense Department agency that handles appeals of contractor security clearance denials is facing rare public criticism from a lawyer who practices before it. Virginia attorney Sheldon Cohen blasted the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals for deciding to revoke …

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Fedsmith

Security Clearance Holder Ranks Grow; NSA & CIA Lead Denials/Revocations

By Mathew B. Tully Even as the nation reduces its roles in Afghanistan and Iraq, the government’s need for people who can be trusted with sensitive information is not abating. Illustrative of this ever-growing demand for trustworthy workers, the ranks …

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AFRO

Army’s Top General Backs Leniency for Gen. Kip Ward

U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supports allowing Gen. William “Kip” Ward, a Black four-star general and former commander of the U.S. Africa Command, to retire as a four-star general, according to the Associated Press. …

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Huffington Post Live

Lisa Windsor Discusses One Year Anniversary of Death of Pvt. Chen

Tully Rinckey PLLC Military Law Of Counsel Lisa Windsor appears on Huffington Post Live to discuss hazing in the military. The topic is raised on the one year anniversary of the death of Army Private Danny Chen. Chen committed suicide …

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Arlington Connection

Arlington Business Notes: Oct. 3, 2012

Tully Rinckey PLLC is a nationally recognized federal employment law firm, but it is now much more than that in Virginia. At its Arlington law office, the firm has launched three new practice areas outside of the federal sector sphere. …

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Fedsmith

FedSmith.com Author Mathew Tully Awarded Purple Heart

Tully Rinckey PLLC announced last week that its founding partner, Mathew Tully, was awarded the Purple Heart on August 20th for wounds he sustained in a suicide bombing attempt while serving in Afghanistan. Mr. Tully is also a frequent author …

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Federal Employment News Digest

Founding Partner Recognized for Purple Heart Award

The editors and staff of FEND extend their wishes for a swift recovery to Mathew B. Tully, founding partner of the law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC and a frequent contributor of “Legal Matters” columns for this newsletter, as he …

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The Record

Mathew B. Tully Awarded Purple Heart by President Obama

New York National Guard Lietenenant Colonel, and Tully Rinckey PLLC founding partner, Mathew B. Tully has been awarded the Purple Heart by President Barack Obama after suffering injuries he sustained in a suicide bombing while serving in Afghanistan. Tully, who …

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Voice of Russia

Pentagon Threatens “No Easy Day” for Navy Seal Author

Today, the Pentagon announced that they might move to stop the publication of “No Easy Day,” a book which describes the raid into Pakistan that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden. The book in question, “No Easy Day: …

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UPI

Top General May Not be Court-Martialed

The former top U.S. general in Africa won’t face court martial over accusations he misused hundreds of thousands of dollars, former military lawyers predict. A report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says Gen. William “Kip” Ward committed a variety …

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Stars and Stripes

Ward Unlikely to Face Court-Martial for AFRICOM Misdeeds

The former head of U.S. Africa Command, accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel funds, is unlikely to face court-martial but could see administrative punishments such as fines, a letter of reprimand and a reduction in rank, …

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Business Review

Capital Region Has 18 on Inc.’s Fastest Growing 5000 List

Inc. magazine announced that Tully Rinckey PLLC ranked No. 1,672 on its Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The announcement coincides with the firm’s moving into a full-service law office in Syracuse, NY where it plans to grow …

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WNEW Radio

H. Eugene Oliver Appears on WNEW Radio

Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Attorney Eugene Oliver appears in multiple segments on All News WNEW 99.1 CBS Radio in Washington DC to provide perspective on an increase in what is being dubbed “Gray Divorce”. Mr. Oliver explains why …

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Babble

More Seniors are Divorcing, Dating, and Shacking Up

My grandparents were 58-years-young when they divorced. After 38 years of marriage, my grandma decided she’s rather go it alone than remain in her marriage ‘til death did she part. At the time I remember my mom talking with her …

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Washington Post

Washington Area Appointments and Promotions for the Week of Aug. 13

Tully Rinckey of Arlington, Va. appointed H. Eugene Oliver III associate.

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WTOP Radio

‘Gray Divorce’ on Rise in Fairfax County

More couples in Fairfax County are getting out before death does them part. Divorces are on the rise for couples older than 55 in the county dubbed the “divorce capital of Virginia.” While divorce rates across the state are declining …

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Washington Post

Fairfax County Seeing Rise in ‘Gray Divorces’

Though Fairfax County, by its sheer size, is the Divorce Capital of Virginia, it actually saw a 5 percent decline in the overall number of divorces and annulments granted annually between 2007 and 2010. But for older folks, “gray divorce” …

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NGAUS

Help Needed

The performance of the National Guard in the decade since 9/11 has been rightly ballyhooed and the force has celebrated its evolution from a strategic reserve to an operational force. But that success has bred trouble for some young Guardsmen …

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Washington Examiner

‘Gray Divorces’ Rising in Fairfax County

More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county “the divorce capital of Virginia,” the Arlington …

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BIG Weekly Announcements

Ask the Lawyer – Neil McPhie

Q: I’m 47 years old. I’ve been with my agency for 15 years, and I just got passed over for a promotion by someone far younger than me and with much less experience. What can I do? A: According to …

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Fairfax Times

Fairfax Follows Nationwide “Gray Divorce” Trend

Divorces among Fairfax County residents older than 55 are on the rise, according to a law firm that has dubbed the trend “Gray Divorce.” According to a study of the most recent county divorce statistics by the Arlington law firm …

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Washington Business Journal

People on the Move | Eugene Oliver

Date added: August 2, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Associate Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: With the recent expansion of its Virginia office to include bankruptcy law, criminal defense, and family …

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Fay Observer

Fort Bragg Officials Say Verdict in Holcomb Court-Martial Won’t Affect Next Cases

Army prosecutors failed to convince a jury that Sgt. Adam Holcomb drove Danny Chen to suicide last fall in Afghanistan. But Fort Bragg officials said that will have no bearing on the courts-martial of six other men charged in the …

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WMAL Radio

Eugene Oliver Discusses Virginia Divorce Rates on WMAL Radio

Tully Rinckey family and matrimonial attorney Eugene Oliver appears on WMAL Radio to discuss the high rate of divorce for the 55+ crowd in Fairfax County. Mr. Oliver explains why the trend is higher.

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WNYC

Mother of Hazed NYC Solider Takes Stand as Court Martial Trial Begins

The parents of Private Danny Chen are in North Carolina to attend the court-martial of the soldiers who hazed their son — allegedly due to his ethnicity — to the point where he shot himself in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, Chen’s …

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Associated Press

Lawyers Argue Over Harm in Military WikiLeaks Case

An Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history wants to be able to defend himself at trial by arguing in part that the leaks didn’t do much harm. Military prosecutors say the consequences of …

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The Connection Newspaper

Potomac Business Notes – 7/18/12

Tully Rinckey PLLC is a nationally recognized federal employment law firm, but it is now much more than that in Virginia. At its Arlington law office, the firm has launched three new practice areas outside of the federal sector sphere. …

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WMAL Radio

WMAL Radio – Eugene Oliver

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Eugene Oliver appears on WMAL radio to remind drivers on the costly consequences of speeding.

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Government Executive

Five Technology Imperatives for the Next President

Five thousand years ago Mesopotamian leaders had one thing on their minds: the wheel. This emerging technology promised to change their world, much as the discovery of fire had revolutionized society 400,000 years earlier. The next president will face a similar …

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CCTV

Studio Interview: Nations Pledge $16 Billion to Afghan

Tully Rinckey Military Law Attorney Sterling DeRamus appears on the Global News Organization CCTV to provide perspective on the Afghanistan pullout. Navy Reserve Captain DeRamus provides insight on the corruption and the constitutional structure that remains a big problem as …

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Law Technology News

Are You a Tablet or Ultrabook?

Tablet systems have become incredibly popular over the past couple of years, inspiring a growing number of lawyers to reconsider their decades-long attachment to notebook computers. Meanwhile a fresh generation of notebooks — dubbed “ultrabooks” — are emerging as a …

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Colonel Spared Prison for Fraud, Bigamy

A U.S. Army colonel has been sentenced to a reprimand and $300,000 fine for defrauding the government to help his Iraqi lover’s family, officials said. Col. James H. Johnson III, former commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, was …

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Huffington Post

Justice Not Served in Army Case

I have deep admiration for the military, its sacrifices and dedication. The root of its strength, however, is the services’ ideals, which provide the bedrock of what is often truly great about this institution. That is why I am dismayed …

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New York Times

For Some Who Served, an Awful Betrayal of Trust

The documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick has become one of the indispensable muckrakers of American cinema, zeroing in on frequently painful stories about how power functions in the absence or failure of accountability. “Twist of Faith” (2004) was about a young man …

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msnbc

Nidal Hasan, Fort Hood Shooting Suspect, Barred From Court for Beard

A judge has barred Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, from military court because he still has a beard. Judge Col. Gregory Gross told Hasan on Tuesday that he could not attend …

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United Press International

Colonel Spared Prison for Fraud, Bigamy

A U.S. Army colonel has been sentenced to a reprimand and $300,000 fine for defrauding the government to help his Iraqi lover’s family, officials said. Col. James H. Johnson III, former commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, was …

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Stars and Stripes

Outrage Over Perceived Light Sentence for Convicted Colonel

Servicemembers and legal experts around the world reacted with outrage and scorn Friday to what many regarded as an exceptionally light sentence for an Army colonel convicted of fraud, adultery, bigamy and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. Col. …

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Army Times

Spouse Has Most to Lose if Colonel is Found Guilty, She Says

If Col. James H. Johnson is convicted of the charges against him, sentences under military law can include a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for five years. But the future is also uncertain for Johnson’s …

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BIG Weekly Announcements

Ask the Lawyer – Neil A.G. McPhie

By Neil A.G. McPhie Q: My daughter is ill and I need to be home to care for her. Can an agency deny a request for unpaid leave to care for a family member? A: While the Family and Medical …

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Fedsmith

Fewer Fed Employees Quitting, More Stuck in Hostile Work Environments

By Mathew B. Tully Many federal employees will probably remember 2011 as the year of no escape. With federal agencies either hitting the brakes on hiring or implementing draconian cuts, federal employees increasingly found themselves stuck in work environments that …

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DC Military

Ask the Lawyer: May My Bumper Sticker Poke Fun At The President?

By Mathew B. Tully Generally, service members are permitted to brandish on their personal vehicles bumper stickers that espouse a political viewpoint. However, they could end up driving down the wrong road if the bumper sticker insults the president. Service members …

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DC Military

Ask the Lawyer: But He Started It!

By Mathew B. Tully Q: I got into a fistfight at a bar. He threw the first punch. Can I avoid an assault conviction by saying I was defending myself? A: No one holds a monopoly on the defense of self-defense. …

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Army Times

Ask the Lawyer: Timing Matters in Fighting Auto Repossessions

By Mathew B. Tully Q: Can a creditor repossess my car while I’m on active duty? A: When it comes to the repossession of a motor vehicle that a service member purchased under a financing contract, timing is important. Generally, …

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Federal News Radio 1500 AM

Holiday Guilt: Have a Terrible (as in Wonderful) Time!

This Memorial Day is shaping up to be one of the worst (i.e. best) ever for Washington, D.C., a.k.a. the City of The Worried Well. D.C. does very, very well when times are good, but we shine (as in prosper and …

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BIG Weekly Announcements

Neil McPhie – Ask the Lawyer

By Neil A.G. McPhie Q: What do you do if you accuse an agency of racial discrimination and it responds with some bogus explanation? A: Agencies usually respond to allegations of discrimination made in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints with …

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Todays Honoree

Today’s Honoree is Mathew Tully

Mat founded his law firm in his kitchen in 2004. He has built it to be a multi-million dollar firm in 3 states. In March he left it all behind to serve his country. Mat is a Lt. Col. in …

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Military.com

Fired Reservist Sues Former Employer

A Marine Corps Reservist who just shipped out for boot camp is suing his former employer for allegedly firing him because he joined the military – but his ex-bosses at a Connecticut car dealership say it’s all a big misunderstanding. …

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Pilots Could Be Punished After Speaking Up About Deadly F-22 Fleet

Two US Air Force pilots who spoke out against unresolved issues onboard the multi-million dollar F-22 Raptor fleet may face punishment from the Pentagon, even though they are covered under the Whistleblower Protection Act. Despite ongoing reports of malfunctions with …

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Washington Post

Washington Area Appointments and Promotions for the Week of May 14

Tully Rinckey of the District appointed Sterling DeRamus of counsel in the military law and federal employment law practice.

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Former Army JAG Greg Rinckey Provides Legal Analysis of Soldier Who Died on Skype

Military Lawyer and former Army JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey is called on by CNN to provide live perspective on a mysterious investigation surrounding the death of U.S. soldier after he collapses while speaking to his wife via Skype. Rinckey weighs …

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Washington Business Journal

People on the Move – Sterling DeRamus

Date added: May 4, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Of Counsel Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Previous Employer: United States Navy Duties/responsibilities: Of Counsel DeRamus will assist and represent federal employment clients …

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JD Supra

Employment Rights for America’s Returning Veterans

Mathew Tully, from the Tully Rinckey law firm in New York, says that former members of the military have an advantage in getting hired by the federal government. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) allows veterans to obtain hiring preference …

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Marine Corps Times

Shifting Guidelines Prompt Calls for ROE Reform

The Afghan man captured on a grainy surveillance video was a known insurgent. And there he was — again — digging a hole for a homemade mine beneath a well-traveled dirt road in Helmand province. Several Marines in a nearby …

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Outside Employment May Lead to Blown Federal Careers

With President Barack Obama proposing to end a two-year pay freeze for federal employees, some fiscal relief may be in sight for them. It won’t be much, though. The proposed federal civilian across-the-board pay increase is only 0.5 percent. It’s …

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navy_times

Ask the Lawyer: You Can’t Take Military Property – Even Temporarily

By Mathew B. Tully Question: How bad would it be if I used some military equipment from work to do odd jobs at home? Answer: Every so often I come across a newspaper article about a bomb squad being called …

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Method, Intent Shape Illegal-Entry Charges

Q: I got in trouble for going into a friend’s home without his permission while he was away. What’s the difference among burglary, housebreaking and unlawful entry? A: Even government prosecutors have a hard time differentiating these offenses. In fact, …

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Associated Press

Army Reserve Reprimands Soldier who Backed Paul

Greg Rinckey’s military law analysis used in this Associated Press Article was picked up by 350+ local and national news sites across the world including the Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Boston Globe, MSNBC, Taiwan News, Stars and Stripes and world …

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Former Army JAG Lisa Windsor Discusses Robert Bales Murder Trial

UCMJ Attorney Lisa Windsor appears on C-SPAN’s Washington Business Journal program to provide analysis and field viewer questions regarding the high profiled murder case of Staff Sergeant Robert Bales who is accused of killing 17 Afghanistan civilians.

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Associated Press

Army Sergeant Charged in Afghan Massacre

Tully Rinckey’s Lisa Windsor provides analysis for Associated Press Television in the case of an Army soldier who is accused of murdering 17 Afghanistan Civilians.

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US Afghan Shooting Trial to be ‘Long Process’

A top US Army general has said that the case against US soldier Robert Bales, charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder over the pre-dawn massacre of Afghan villagers, is set to be a “long process”. General Lloyd Austin, the deputy …

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The Hill

Marine Should Not be Punished for Anti-Obama Facebook Posts

A Marine who said he would not follow an unlawful order from President Obama should not be dismissed, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Friday. Hunter, a Marine reservist who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Marine Sgt. Gary Stein should not …

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Associated Press

Marine Still Outspoken Despite Facing Dismissal

The story was picked up by hundreds and hundreds of national and local news agencies across the world including ABC News, Boston Globe, CBS News, Yahoo News, Military Times Publications, Miami Herald and Times Union. A Marine facing dismissal for …

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Army Times

Army Improves Help for Sexual Assault Victims

Pvt. Jessica Kenyon was in the Army from 2005 to 2006. In that short time, she says she was raped twice and also forcibly groped by three fellow soldiers. She stayed silent because she feared retaliation and being ostracized, she …

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msnbc

How Staff Sgt. Bales’ Lawyers are Fighting for His Life

Lawyers for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians, will likely mount a two-pronged defense, military law experts say, attacking the evidence against him while also arguing that his reported combat injuries and mental trauma created …

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CCTV

Former Army JAG Lisa Windsor Discusses Afghan Civilian Shootings

Military Defense attorney Lisa Windsor appears on CCTV to to discuss possible convictions for Robert Bales, who is being charged with killing Afghan civilians.

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Military Attorney Greg Rinckey Discusses Whats Next in Afghan Civilian Shooting Case

Tully Rinckey’s Managing Partner Greg Rinckey appears on CNN to provide military law analysis surrounding Army Sgt. Robert Bales who is accused of killing sixteen in Afghanistan. The interview hit the CNN Wire where it was picked up by more …

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Voice of Russia

Motive Remains a Mystery

Like thousands of other American soldiers, Robert Bales joined the army after the September 11th attacks. And like many of those troops, he found himself serving multiple deployments in two different wars while he dealt with injuries both physical and …

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Associated Press

A Look at Military Justice in Afghan Killing Case

Featured on 650+ news sites around the world including: ABC News CBS News MSNBC NPR US News and World Report Huffington Post Washington Post Boston Globe Yahoo News Google News Verizon News Miami Herald San Francisco Chronicle Anchorage Daily News …

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Washington Business Journal

People on the Move – Mark Roth

Date added: March 12, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Union Development Specialist & Senior Counsel Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Previous Employer: AFGE Previous title/position: General Counsel Duties/responsibilities: As union development specialist …

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Attorney Makes a Good Case for an MBA

A look at Greg T. Rinckey’s professional history makes it clear that he is a modern-day Renaissance man. He started out as as a firefighter, and doggedly pursued his dream of becoming an attorney. Along the way, he sandwiched in …

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Ask The Lawyer: Computer Misuse Can Compromise Security Clearance

Q: How bad is it for me to use my government computer for non-work matters? A: There is a type of computer program called a “Trojan horse.” It usually comes to users as a benign message or link, but once …

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Washington Post

Former Federal Union Lawyer Joins Firm

Mark Roth, who was general counsel to the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) for 27 years, is coming out of retirement to serve as a union development specialist and senior counsel for the law firm of Tully Rinckey. Roth …

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Army Times

Ask the Lawyer: Education Interrupted by Service? Know Your Rights

Q: I recently started attending college and am really enjoying it. I also serve in the National Guard. I’ve heard some professors grumble about students missing classes because of military obligations. I’m a little worried about what will happen to …

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CCTV

Lisa Windsor Discusses Danny Chen Military Hazing Suicide Case

UCMJ Court Martial Attorney Lisa Windsor provides Military Law analysis on the Danny Chen suicide case. 8 soldiers are facing charges after Danny Chen committed suicide after repeated hazing based on his Chinese-American race.

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Hazing Trial is Attributed to Influence of Politician

The civilian attorney for a second Hawaii Marine charged with hazing leading up to the suicide of Lance Cpl. Harry Lew in Afghanistan said Monday the only reason his client is on trial is because Lew’s aunt Judy Chu is …

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Facebook ‘Invisible’ Sharing Worries Privacy Advocates

As Facebook officials unveiled dozens of new applications this week for automatic sharing of profile content, privacy advocates warn that users should worry not only about what is openly shared, but also about what they claim is shared behind-the-scenes to …

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Army-Info-Now

Marines Urinating on Dead Afghan Soldiers – Possible Outcomes

A Youtube video has recently surfaced showing four US Marine solders urinating on Taliban corpses – an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains US-Afghan relations. They are from the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines unit. …

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Marines Urinating on Dead Afghan Soldiers – Possible Outcomes

A Youtube video has recently surfaced showing four US Marine solders urinating on Taliban corpses – an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains US-Afghan relations. They are from the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines unit. …

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Home Post

Will Video of Marines Urinating on Taliban Put Troops in Danger?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today the Marines videotaped urinating on Taliban corpses will be punished “to the fullest extent.” Military legal expert Mathew Tully, a lieutenant colonel in the New York National Guard, told the Stars and Stripes that punishment needs to …

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msnbc

Hearings Set in Chinese-American Soldier’s Death in Afghanistan

Legal proceedings will begin Sunday in the death of a Chinese-American soldier believed to have committed suicide in Afghanistan after allegedly being hazed by his fellow soldiers, the Army says. The Article 32 hearings, which would determine whether there was enough …

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FOX 5 Washington, DC

Panetta Assures Afghans of Full Probe Into Marine Video

Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses — an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta …

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DOD Out to Stem Backlash from Incendiary Video

U.S. officials scrambled Thursday to temper backlash from a video appearing to show Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters, an incendiary act that could again inflame anti-American sentiment throughout the Muslim world. Top Pentagon leaders issued a series …

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Local_10

Going From Soldier to Citizen

Dalia Nesmith says she always felt like an American, even as she grew up in a family of illegal immigrants in the United States. Living between Mexico and the United States, Nesmith held on to her Mexican heritage, but also …

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Going From U.S. Soldier to U.S. Citizen

Dalia Nesmith says she always felt like an American, even as she grew up in a family of illegal immigrants in the United States. Living between Mexico and the United States, Nesmith held on to her Mexican heritage, but also …

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Reflecting on 2011, and Federal Employees’ Unsung Performance

By Mathew B. Tully With the end of the year comes the opportunity to reflect on the events and accomplishments of the last 12 months. For many federal employees, it also means having their supervisors look back on the work …

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News_Tribune

Rainier Shooting Suspect’s Army Discharge Does Not Bar VA Benefits

The former soldier who allegedly killed a ranger at Mount Rainier National Park Sunday likely was eligible for veterans benefits, according to documents that explain how soldiers with misconduct discharges like him can obtain services at Veterans Administration hospitals. Shooting …

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  • Tully Rinckey PLLC “Goes Red for Women”

    In an effort to raise awareness about heart disease in women, Tully Rinckey PLLC was proud to support National Wear Red Day on February 4, 2011. Employees were encouraged to wear red and donate to the American Heart Association, which …

  • A “Warm” Holiday Gift From Tully Rinckey PLLC

    In the holiday spirit the firm donated 28 coats to homeless veterans living in a transitional shelter in Albany this morning. Photos are below of Albany County Executive Mike Breslin, Albany Housing Coalition’s Executive Director Joseph Sluszka, residents of the …

  • Tully Rinckey “Goes Purple”

    In an effort to help Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, employees at Tully Rinckey PLLC are “going purple” for a good cause. The law firm held it’s first-ever “Go Purple” day, where employees were encouraged to wear purple and …

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