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Defense One

Got a Security Clearance? Now the Feds Want to Spy on You, Too

By Aliya Sternstein National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden had skeletons in his closet that employee records systems apparently did not share with the NSA, raising the issue of whether cleared personnel should be under continual surveillance. Today, once an employee …

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Washington Business Journal

Timothy MacArthur | People on the Move

Date added: October 9, 2013 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Senior Associate Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: Current Army Reservist JAG attorney Tim MacArthur joins the Military Law Practice Group at Tully …

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Washington Business Journal

Neil McPhie | People on the Move

Date added: October 8, 2013 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Virginia Managing Partner Industry: Legal Services Position level: Managing Partner Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: Virginia Managing Partner Neil A.G. McPhie of …

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Washington Post

Two Ex-Navy Football Players to go on Trial in Rape Case Despite Judge’s Recommendation

By Annys Shin The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy set aside the recommendation of a military judge Thursday and ordered two former Navy football players to face court-martial in the alleged sexual assault of a female midshipman, attorneys for …

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WTOP Radio

2 Ex-Navy Football Players to Face Court-Martial

By Brian Witte Two midshipman will face a court-martial in an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus party while a third will not, the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent said Thursday. All three midshipmen were former Navy football players. Vice Adm. …

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CTV

Will Bradley Manning Receive Hormone Therapy at Fort Leavenworth Prison?

Military Attorney Sterling DeRamus of the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC joins Beverly Thomson, co-host of CANADA AM — CTV’s National morning show, to discuss the latest revelations in the Manning case.

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WUSA Channel 9

Sterling DeRamus Comments on Navy Yard Shooting

By Debra Alfarone With all we have heard Aaron Alexis’ brushes with the law, and his possible mental health issues, how was it possible that Navy Yard shooter was allowed access to the Washington Navy Yard base? The Navy admits …

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Arlington Connection

Neil McPhie Honored as a Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leader in the Law”

Neil A.G. McPhie, has been recognized as a leader in the law in the state with the second highest concentration of federal executive branch employees. Virginia Lawyers Weekly recently named McPhie, a former chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection …

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Officials Question Whether Contractors Should Do Background Checks

By Sean Reilly A White House review triggered by last week’s Washington Navy Yard shootings will examine whether security clearance investigations should continue to be left to contractors or handled directly by the government, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said …

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Army Times

Lying to Civilian May Violate UCMJ

By Mathew B. Tully Q. When would a service member’s lie to a civilian count as a false official statement? A. A service member’s lie to a civilian can indeed qualify as a false official statement in violation of Article …

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Federal News Radio

Sterling DeRamus Appears on Federal News Radio – September 24, 2013

Military Defense Attorney Sterling DeRamus discusses the background check process for security clearance with Federal News Radio co-hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Government Investigating Lapses in Security After Navy Yard Massacre

The Department of Defense is trying to determine how the Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, got a security clearance considering his struggles with mental health and past gun related arrests. The federal agency responsible for Alexis’ background check is defending …

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FOX 5 Washington, DC

Sterling DeRamus Discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis’ Security Clearance

Military attorney Sterling DeRamus of the law firm Tully Rinckey speaks with Fox 5 reporter Laura Evans on the security clearance questions surrounding Aaron Alexis.

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Federal News Radio

Greg Rinckey Appears on Federal News Radio – September 18, 2013

Managing Partner Greg Rinckey of the law firm Tully Rinckey speaks with co-hosts of Federal Drive co-hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the security clearance process and the questions raised by Aaron Alexis.

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Sterling DeRamus Discusses Aaron Alexis’ Security Clearance

Military Lawyer Sterling DeRamus discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis’ Security Clearance with CNN and how he obtained access to the facility.

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Defense One

Navy Yard Tragedy Prompts Larger Review of Base Security

By Charles Clark Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Tuesday ordered a “rapid review” of all Navy and Marine facility security procedures in the wake of Monday’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 13 people, including the gunman. “Our …

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Sterling DeRamus Discusses Aaron Alexis’ Security Clearance Following the Navy Yard Shooting

Military Attorney Sterling DeRamus discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis’ Security Clearance with CNN and how he obtained access to the facility.

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Nextgov

Navy Yard Shooter Adhered to ID Protocol to Access Military Bases

By Aliya Sternstein The man who allegedly opened fire at the Navy Yard in Washington underwent proper background checks to gain entry to sensitive military facilities, according to government regulations and company officials. It was the evaluators who apparently missed warning …

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Army Times

Criminal Past Not Always a Disqualifier in Clearance Checks

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis’ ability to get a national security clearance despite a history of arrests, questions about mental illness, and a spotty Navy record looms as a major question the day after the mass shooting that left the …

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Boston Herald

Incident in RI Was a Red Flag

  By John Zaremba Slain Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis’ bizarre statements to Rhode Island cops last month — that he heard voices coming from his hotel walls, floor and ceiling, and that three tormentors were using a microwave …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooting

Military Lawyer and Former JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis’ security clearance and military honorable discharge status. He also discusses how he obtained access to the facility.

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The Navy Yard Shooting. Why?

A former Army attorney says the shooting should raise questions about whether military installations should randomly check vehicles. Alexis entered the Navy Yard because he had a valid military-issued ID and was assigned to work there as a contractor. Greg …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Lawsuit Filed in Naval Academy Sex Assault Case

Attorneys for a midshipman at the center of a sexual assault case against three ex-Navy football players have asked in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the Naval Academy’s superintendent not be involved in deciding whether the men will be …

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The Baltimore Sun

Attorneys in Naval Academy Sex Assault Case Wrap Up Arguments

By Pamela Wood Prosecutors told a military hearing officer on Tuesday that three Naval Academy football players engaged in sexual acts with a drunken female midshipman at an off-campus party last year and then lied about it repeatedly to investigators. …

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Washington Post

Military’s Handling of Sex Assault Cases on Trial at Naval Academy Rape Hearing

By Melinda Henneberger and Annys Shin After four days and more than 20 hours of relentless questions about her medical history and motivations, her dance moves and underwear, the 21-year-old midshipman who has accused three former Naval Academy football players …

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Washington Post

Accuser in Naval Academy Rape Case Concludes Testimony After Five Days on Stand

By Lyndsey Layton The female midshipman who accused three former U.S. Naval Academy football players of rape concluded her testimony Sunday after a rare break in proceedings Saturday because her attorney said she was emotionally and physically exhausted. Cmdr. Robert …

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UPI

Accuser in Naval Academy Rape Case Ends 24 Hours of Testimony

The female midshipman accusing three ex-U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen of rape ended testifying after her lawyer called defense lawyers’ questioning repetitive. The midshipman concluded her testimony Sunday after the proceeding was recessed Saturday when the woman’s attorney told the presiding …

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Washington Post

Bradley Manning Says He Will Live as a Woman and Seek Hormone Therapy in Prison

By Lenny Bernstein and Julie Tate Army Pfc. Bradley Manning said Thursday that he will live as a woman and seek hormone replacement therapy while incarcerated, confronting the military prison system with a demand that has prompted state and federal …

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Washington Post

Woman Accusing 3 From Naval Academy of Rape “Didn’t Want Anyone Else to Get in Trouble”

By Annys Shin The female midshipman who has accused three former U.S. Naval Academy football players of raping her at a party more than a year ago said she initially tried to stop authorities from investigating because she was frightened …

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Washington Post

Defense Attorneys Question Accuser’s Credibility in Naval Academy Rape Case

By Annys Shin Defense attorneys for three former U.S. Naval Academy football players continued to try to chip away at the credibility of the female midshipman who has accused the athletes of raping her at an April 2012 party. For …

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Stars and Stripes

Hasan Sentence Shows Military Justice System Works, Some Say, Although Appeals Process Remains

By Jennifer Hlad While Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death Wednesday, it could be years before he faces execution by lethal injection — if ever. Still, former military lawyers say the court-martial shows that the military justice system …

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Washington Business Journal

Steven Herrick | People on the Move

Date added: August 27, 2013 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Managing Partner Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: Steven Herrick Named Super Lawyer: Super Lawyers are attorneys who have attained …

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Washington Post

Three Former Naval Academy Football Players Face Accuser at Hearing on Rape Charges

By Annys Shin A hearing on rape allegations against three former U.S. Naval Academy football players got underway Tuesday morning at the Washington Navy Yard, with a female midshipman facing her alleged assailants for the first time in a legal …

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Washington Post

Nidal Hasan Convicted of Fort Hood Killings

By Billy Kenber Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who opened fire on dozens of soldiers at Fort Hood., Tex., was found guilty Friday of murdering 13 people, taking him one step closer to becoming the first active-duty soldier to …

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Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

By Brendan McGarry Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was found guilty of passing classified intelligence to the website WikiLeaks, was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. The 25-year-old soldier was sentenced …

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Dallas Morning News

A Few More Questions and Answers About Nidal Hasan’s Trial

By Mike Hashimoto Earlier today, before the Nidal Hasan guilty verdict, I tossed a few technical questions to the Tully Rinckey law firm in Washington for its expertise in military law. (That’s the firm where retired Col. Lisa Marie Windsor …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses the Sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, discusses the sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning on WTOP radio.

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Stars and Stripes

Hasan Rests His Case Without Calling Witnesses

By Jennifer Hlad Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged with the 2009 mass shooting at a pre-deployment clinic here, rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses. Hasan is charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and 32 …

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Associated Press

WikiLeaks’ Bradley Manning Wants to Live as a Woman, but Hormone Therapy in Prison is Unlikely

Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment as soon as possible, the soldier said a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving government secrets to WikiLeaks. Manning announced the …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Case Sentence & Parole Possibilities in Bradley Manning Trial

Former US Army JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey, now military lawyer and Managing Partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC, commented on the Bradley Manning Sentencing on Out Front with Erin Burnett.

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Washington Post

Sterling DeRamus Discusses Bradley Manning Sentencing

Military lawyer Sterling DeRamus of Tully Rinckey PLLC says Bradley Manning is unlikely to be paroled after serving his 8 year minimum sentence and has few avenues for appeal. Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project says Manning’s punishment is …

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Voice of Russia

Fort Hood Shooter Declines to Call Witnesses, Rests Case

In a court martial which has captured attention both nationally and internationally, the Army psychiatrist is defending himself against charges that he killed 13 people in a rampage in 2009. Hasan has admitted to being the shooter but says he …

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Military.com

Manning Scheduled to Be Sentenced Today

By Brendan McGarry Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was found guilty of passing classified intelligence to the website WikiLeaks, will probably be sentenced by a military judge to serve more than two decades in prison, attorneys said. Manning is scheduled …

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BuzzFeed

What is Going On in the Fort Hood Shooter Trial?

By Jessica Testa Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is a former Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 mass shooting at Texas’ Fort Hood, in which 13 people died and more than 30 were injured at the military base’s Soldier Readiness Processing …

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Los Angeles Times

Military Rules Prevent Hung Jury in Ft. Hood Shooting Trial

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske The military jury that will decide the fate of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of gunning down fellow soldiers in a bloody rampage at this military base, is an elite group — all officers of his rank …

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The Seattle Times

A Few Mysteries Remain as Hasan Trial Gets Under Way

By Jeremy Schwartz In the 45 months since the mass shooting at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009, the mysteries surrounding the incident have steadily dwindled. It’s clear that Maj. Nidal Hasan was the shooter — numerous witnesses testified to that …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Fort Hood, Texas Mass Shooting with NewsChannel 8

Military Attorney and Managing Partner Greg Rinckey of the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC appears on NewsChannel 8′s NewsTalk to discuss the Nidal Hasan trial.

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KUT News

Even If Hasan’s Convicted, a Long Road to Death Row Awaits

By Marylee Williams In the opening statement at his court-martial, Maj. Nidal Hasan said, “The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.” While the case against Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood …

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Los Angeles Times

Ft. Hood Shooting Trial is a Test for Military Jury System

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske The jury that will decide the fate of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of gunning down fellow soldiers at this central Texas military base, is an elite group of Army officers operating under a military legal system …

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UPI

Military Panel, Hasan Representing Himself Makes for Rare Trial

The trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of killing 13 soldiers in 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas, could be a rarity for the military panel system, experts said. Hasan, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 …

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Lisa Windsor Appears on Federal News Radio – August 9, 2013

Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC discusses the latest in the Nidal Hasan trial with Emily Kopp of Federal News Radio.

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Lisa Windsor Appears on CJAD Radio – August 3, 2013

Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC goes on air with Adam Shapiro of Montreal-based CJAD 800 AM.

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NY Daily News

Accused Fort Hood Killer Wants Death Penalty, Standby Attorney Alleges

By Corky Siemaszko The murderous major on trial for the Fort Hood massacre is trying to fit himself for a noose. That accusation was levelled Wednesday by a military lawyer assigned to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who has been representing …

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Kileen-Daily-Herald

Hasan Trial Starts Today

By Philip Jankowski After nearly four years, a small Fort Hood courtroom about two miles from the site of the worst mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history will hold the trial of the Army major accused of …

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WTOP Radio

Lisa Windsor Appears on WTOP Radio – August 6, 2013

Lisa Windsor was a guest of Hillary Howard and Veronica Robinson on WTOP where she discussed the latest in the Hasan trial.

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Kalvin Ng

Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor on Bradley Manning Sentencing

By Kalvin Ng Short news clips of US military lawyer and former Judge Advocate Lisa Windsor on what could be expected from Bradley Manning’s sentencing hearing. Manning was convicted of espionage for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US files …

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Reuters

US Expected to Say Accused Fort Hood Shooter Carefully Planned Attack

By Lisa Maria Garza After nearly four years of legal delays, prosecutors will lay out their case against Hasan in opening statements at his military court martial on the base where he is accused of the attack on November 5, …

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Voice of America

Hasan Admits to Deadly Fort Hood Shootings

By Greg Flakus U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan has presented his opening argument in a Fort Hood, Texas courtroom, telling jurors, known in military trials as panel members, that evidence will show that he opened fire on the base on …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Charges in Fort Hood Trial

Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC in Washington DC discusses the charges that Nidal Hasan is facing as he is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder during the Fort Hood, Texas shooting massacre in 2009.

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FOX 5 Washington, DC

Lisa Windsor Discusses Charges in Fort Hasan Trial

Former US Army JAG attorney Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC discusses the Nidal Hasan trial with Fox News and what to expect as Hasan represents himself in the case.

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Associated Press

Fort Hood Shooting Victim Speaks Out

Tully Rinckey military defense attorney Lisa Windsor spoke with AP TV to discuss the upcoming Hasan trial and USA Today picked up part of the interview. Maj. Nidal Hasan doesn’t deny he carried out a November 2009 rampage killing 13 …

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CTV

Bradley Manning Sentencing Begins – Faces up to 136 Years in Prison

Bradley Manning’s possible prison sentence could hinge on the damage his leaks caused the U.S. government and his motives for releasing the sensitive material. His fate rests with a judge who will begin hearing arguments Wednesday at Fort Meade, near …

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CBS News

Bradley Manning Facing up to 136 Years as Sentencing Phase Begins

Bradley Manning’s possible prison sentence could hinge on the damage his leaks caused the U.S. government and his motives for releasing the sensitive material. His fate rests with a judge who will begin hearing arguments Wednesday at Fort Meade, near …

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Pfc. Bradley Manning Acquitted of “Aiding the Enemy” Charge

The former intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was convicted of 20 of 22 charges for sending hundreds of thousands of government and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks, but he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, which alone could have meant …

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Huffington Post

Bradley Manning Sentencing Phase Begins In Court-Martial

By David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek Acquitted of the most serious charge against him, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning still faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking government secrets to the website WikiLeaks, and his fate rests with a …

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WTOP Radio

Lisa Windsor Appears on WTOP Radio – July 30, 2013

Tully Rinckey military defense attorney Lisa Windsor was on WTOP on July 30, 2013 with anchors Shawn Anderson and Hillary Howard to discuss the Manning Verdict.

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Verdict of Bradley Manning Wikileaks Case Scheduled to be Announced

The judge in the Bradley Manning Wikileaks case is scheduled to announce the verdict on July 30, 2013. Manning is charged with the largest leak of classified information in American history. It is likely that the judge will hand out …

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JS Online

Army Veteran Who Lost Hand Takes Battle with FBI to Court

By John Diedrich and Gina Barton As a teenager, Justin Slaby pounded a punching bag in the basement for hours, hitting it so hard he rattled his Oak Creek home and frayed his parents’ nerves. Finally, his father had enough. …

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Dallas Morning News

Inside View of Fort Hood Gunman Trial

By Mike Hashimoto Nearly four years since the horrific mass shooting at Fort Hood near Killeen, testimony in the court-martial of accused gunman Nidal Hasan is scheduled to begin Aug. 6. Points asked Lisa Marie Windsor, a 22-year veteran of …

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Huffington Post Live

Judge not Dropping “Aiding the Enemy” Charge in Manning Trial

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner Greg Rinckey joins Huffington Post live to discuss the Bradley Manning trial. The judge in Bradley Manning’s trial has decided not to drop the most serious charge against him over his massive data dump to WikiLeaks: …

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Voice of America

Fort Hood Trial to Follow Regular Military Justice Rules

By Greg Flakus Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the army psychiatrist accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, Texas in November 2009, leaving 13 people dead.  Many commentators and families of victims have complained …

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Army Times

Generals Expected on Stand, in Jury for 1-Star’s Sex Assault Case

By Joe Gould Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, soon to face a military trial on forcible sodomy and other misconduct charges, has mounted a double-barrelled counteroffensive more commonplace in high-profile civilian defense than in the military. In the courtroom, Sinclair’s legal …

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Kileen-Daily-Herald

Fort Hood Shooting Victims: Time for Justice

By Philip Jankowski After more than 3½ unpredictable years of legal wrangling, appeals, surprises and the possible inclusion of a former U.S. attorney general, the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan is about to begin. Jury selection starts Tuesday in the …

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Voice of America

Judge Clears Path for Fort Hood Shooting Trial to Start Next Week

By Greg Flakus At a hearing in a Fort Hood, Texas courtroom, the judge in the trial of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan cleared the way for the trial to begin on Tuesday, July 9, with jury selection. Hasan is …

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The Winchester Star

July 1 Brings Toughened State Laws in VA

By Sally Voth Starting today, Virginia gets tougher on certain crimes. New laws adopted by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell this year go into effect July 1. Among the new legislation are laws relating to texting …

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Stars and Stripes

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA; Hagel Promises Benefits ASAP

By Megan McCloskey and Chris Carroll Gay military couples could soon have access to the same benefits as their heterosexual counterparts with today’s Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. That law banned federal benefits for same-sex …

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Nicole Smith Appears on Federal News Radio – June 24, 2013

The largest federal contractor for background checks is getting a check of its own. Office of Personnel Management Inspector General Patrick McFarland told Congress this week he’s been looking at USIS for over a year and a half. Nicole Smith, …

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Military.com

How Snowden Affects Security Clearance

On June 9th, Edward Snowden publicly released information regarding domestic surveillance by the NSA and contractors working for the NSA. A contractor himself, Snowden claimed to have the ability to run surveillance on anyone in the U.S., even the president …

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Washington Post

Rape Charges Filed Against Three Naval Academy Football Players

By Annys Shin Three U.S. Naval Academy football players were charged Wednesday with raping a female midshipman and making false statements in the latest sexual assault scandal to roil the elite service academy. The academy filed the charges but did …

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Time

Potential Blind Spots in Clearance Process that Gave Snowden Top-Secret Access

By Andrew Katz The name-calling hasn’t stopped. Since June 9, when a 29-year-old government contractor outed himself as the source of secret documents that revealed far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance of telephone records and Internet data, Edward Snowden has been labeled everything …

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Stars and Stripes

Obama’s Comments Could Have Long-term Effect on Sex Assault Cases

By Chris Carroll President Barack Obama’s call last month for strict punishments for military sexual assault — and a military judge’s ruling that those comments from the commander in chief crossed the line — will likely have immediate impacts on …

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Time

Senators Look to Prevent Another Snowden

By Jay Newton-Small The Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door session grilled Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, on Tuesday for the leaks of highly classified information by Edward Snowden, a low-level NSA contractor, according to members …

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A Tale of Two Trials

By Philip Jankowski While Bales’ court hearings move swiftly, Hasan case drags on Court hearings last week for two soldiers accused of capital murder paint drastically different pictures of military justice. While the accused Fort Hood shooter’s trial remains mired …

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Stars and Stripes

In Bales, Hasan Cases: What’s the Deal?

By Chris Carroll One soldier was accused of stalking into the darkened homes of Afghan villagers and massacring 16 men, women and children, burning some of the bodies before returning to base. Another soldier, witnesses say, entered a medical facility …

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Stars and Stripes

Fort Hood Suspect Says He Was Protecting Taliban

By Angela Brown An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters. The military judge …

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Federal News Radio

Sterling DeRamus Appears on Federal News Radio – June 4, 2013

Military leaders, sexual-assault victims and legal experts are debating changes to the military code of justice before a Senate panel today. In efforts to stamp out sexual assaults, lawmakers are considering a bevy of measures intended to limit commanders’ power …

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Greg Rinckey Comments on Trial of Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Major Nidal Hasan

Former US Army JAG attorney Greg T. Rinckey comments on the decision to allow Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Nidal Hasan to act as his own attorney. The judge in the case has ordered a medical evaluation to determine if he …

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Air Force Times

Ask the Lawyer: Awards and Medals May Help in Sentencing

By Mathew B. Tully Q. I’ve received numerous awards and decorations during my time in service. Will that make any difference at my court-martial? A. Medals have great value — both to the service and to the recipient. If you …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Epidemic of Sexual Assualt in the Military

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski will be arraigned at his first court appearance. Police say Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski approached a woman in a parking lot in the Crystal City area and grabbed her breasts and buttocks about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. …

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Engineer-Jobs

Why You Want a Security Clearance Job

Workers with security clearances earn up to 25% more and dominate the ranks of the top ten percent of wage earners. What does it mean to be cleared, and how do you qualify? EngineerJobs spoke with Joe Bilheimer, VP of …

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Army Times

Too Little Information – or Too Much – Raises Clearance Questions

By Rick Maze The biggest mistake service members make when applying for security clearances is providing too little information — usually because they failed to read the directions, says Nicole Smith, a lawyer specializing in representing clients with clearance issues. …

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President Obama Pushes to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

Former Army JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey, now a military lawyer at the law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC, was quoted on CNN’s Out Front with Erin Burnett regarding the latest in President Obama’s intent on closing the prison at Guantanamo …

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Greg Rinckey Featured in Rolling Stone Article “The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer”

Inside the military’s culture of sex abuse, denial and cover-up By Sabrina Rubin Erdely The first thing Petty Officer 2nd Class Rebecca Blumer realized upon waking was that she was freezing cold and naked. The second thing was that her …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Military Justice and Defense Secretary Hagel’s Court Martial Overhaul

Former Army Judge Advocate General Lisa Marie Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC described the military’s court-martial system, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included Defense Secretary Hagel’s announcement that the Pentagon would ask Congress to …

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Nicole Smith Appears on Federal News Radio – April 18, 2013

On average it takes about 45 days to earn a security clearance. It’s down from about 190 days back in 2005. But the process still has potholes and hurdles that can trap unwary applicants. Nicole Smith, an associate at Tully …

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Furloughs May Result in Already Overworked Feds Being Asked to do More with Less

By Mathew B. Tully Ephemeralization. Federal employees who work with information technology are probably familiar with this term. It refers to the act of doing “more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing.” It …

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Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Federal Court in New York

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and former spokesman was due back in a US federal court in New York Monday, a month after he pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, reportedly a 47-year-old Kuwaiti and allegedly a senior …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Quantico, Virginia Marine Base Shooting

Military Lawyer and Former JAG attorney Lisa M. Windsor, Esq. of Tully Rinckey PLLC spoke with CNN about the shooting at the Quantico, Virginia Marine Base. Sgt. Eusebio Lopez shot two fellow marines and turned the gun on himself on …

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Associated Press

Sterling DeRamus Discusses Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Conspiracy Charge

Military Attorney Sterling Deramus of Tully Rinckey PLLC sat down with the Associated Press to discuss the conspiracy charge of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and a senior al qaeda leader, was escorted into the …

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Lt. Col. James Wilkerson Reinstated into Air Force

Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, whose case has sparked calls from Congressional lawmakers and sexual assault victims’ advocates for changes to the military justice system, had been selected for promotion to colonel before he was accused of groping a sleeping houseguest. …

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Video is the Killer App to Get Found in Google

By Larry Bodine There is a “killer app” that will greatly improve the likelihood that potential clients will find you in a Google search.  Research confirms that it is online video, and many lawyers have gotten the message. Video is …

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Army Times

Hood Shooting Suspect Hasan May Plead Guilty

By Angela Brown More than three years after the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army psychiatrist may soon describe details of the terrifying attack for the first time, if he’s allowed to plead guilty to lesser charges. Maj. …

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Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty to 10 Charges Except Aiding the Enemy

Former Army JAG attorney Greg T. Rinckey comments on Bradley Manning whistleblower case on CNN. Manning has plead guilty on 10 of the 22 charges, however is pleading innocent to “Aiding the Enemy” – the most severe of the charges …

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Buffalo Law Journal

Military Honors for Mathew Tully

The founding attorney of a New York law firm that recently opened an office in Buffalo has been honored for his military service.  Mathew Tully, founding partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC and a lieutenant colonel in the New York Army …

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Albany Times Union

Duty Calls: Lt. Col. Tully Earns Bronze Star in Afghanistan War

New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Mathew B. Tully of Niskayuna, who is recovering from combat wounds, has received official notification that he will receive a Bronze Star medal. Tully, 39, received copies of orders and the citation for his medal. Tully earned …

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Attorney Receives Bronze Medal for Combat Duty

By Matt Chandler The founding attorney of an Albany law firm that recently opened an office in Buffalo, has been honored for his military service. Mathew Tully, founding partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC and a Lieutenant Colonel in the New York …

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Troops Sacked by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Get Separation Pay

By Aaron Kase Former service members who were honorably discharged from the military under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy are now eligible for full separation pay, thanks to a recent court settlement. The American Civil Liberties Union had instigated a …

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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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