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Category: Military Law


Federal laws keep marijuana illegal for military personnel, despite state legalization

Even as medical and recreational use of marijuana becomes legal for those over 21 in many states, U.S. military personnel face severe consequences if they use marijuana or other…

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Redemption possible when charged with a crime in the military, but hire a good lawyer

Lawyers learn about the law by reading old cases and breaking down each facet into separate and distinct elements, or commonly known terms that demonstrate repetition and…

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Military personnel beware: A domestic violence conviction could derail your military career

Military personnel and veterans are often faced with multiple deployments, family separation and reintegration, demanding workloads at home and on duty, head trauma, mental…

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Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

 A recent ruling paves the way for federal employees who served in the military after September 11, 2001 to receive additional paid military leave from their…

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Survey: VA’s whistleblowing protections aren’t effective

A year since the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 was enacted, an independent report indicates the Act is not having the intended effect Congress desired on…

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Are you entitled to a Medical Disability Retirement?

The recent change in policy to the “Deploy or Get Out” approach means that service members who have been non-deployable or will be non-deployable for 12 months or more will be…

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New York State bill would increase protections, benefits to veterans and military personnel

A package of bills currently under consideration in New York State would benefit military personnel and veterans with everything from increased employment services and property…

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“Gear Up for Success” Features Ken Williams

Tully Rinckey PLLC – New York State’s first Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business-certified law firm – is hosting its next “Gear Up for Success” networking breakfast…

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Can a Phone App Lead to Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman Charges?

A new phone app claims it creates a legally-binding contract between two people consenting to have sex, but will it be enough to prevent a uniformed member of the military from…

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Veterans: Know Your USERRA Rights

When a school district informs parents that their children are having trouble at school – whether it’s lack of focus, paying attention or having behavioral issues in the…

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