Articles by Mathew Tully

Legal Beat: Furloughed Feds Could Lose Security Clearance Due to Debt

Q. I’m a federal employee, and between all the furloughs brought by sequestration and the shutdown, I’m starting to have trouble paying my bills. I know financial problems…

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Ask the Lawyer: Can a Retiree Face Charges For Actions Committed While on Active Duty?

Q. After I retire from the military, can I face court-martial charges for offenses committed while on active duty? A. Leaving the military does not make a retiree untouchable to…

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Ask the Lawyer: Can They Force My Wife to Testify Against Me?

Q. I told my wife about something wrong I did. Can the government make her testify against me? A. Generally, in the military what a husband and wife confidentially tell each other…

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Summertime Sick Leave Abuse Can Sink Federal Careers

For many federal employees stuck at work on sunny summer days, longing looks outside office windows grow longer and the temptation to play hooky grows stronger. However, employees…

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Marital Status Discrimination: The Rules of Engagement

By Mathew B. Tully It seems as though not a day goes by without some new study showing why it is better to be either married, single or in a cohabitating relationship. Just last…

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Ask The Lawyer: Should I Reject Captain’s Mast For Court-Martial?

When deciding whether to take a case to court-martial instead of Captain’s Mast, the big question is how hard do you want to fight for your innocence? The next question is do…

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Ask the Lawyer: Even Legal Separation Can Lead to Adultery Conviction

Question: Can I be punished for adultery if I am legally separated? Could I be charged with anything else? Answer: Yes, you can be convicted of adultery even though you were…

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Fed Employees’ Removals Reversed Because of Termination Secrets

Federal agency managers had better start laying all their cards on the table when it comes to the information they use in their decisions to fire employees. As of February 2011,…

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