Monday, June 7, 2004

JAG Hunter bullet: Why then are U.S. troops being tried and convicted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)? Why is it Professor Yoo isn't being called by JAG attorneys supporting a defense of unlawful command influence? How come Yoo's memo(s) are being kept secret (evidence you know)? And why isn't Counselor Yoo taking the stand as a defense witness?

Furor over UC prof's brief on war / He advised Bush on prisoners' rights

By Robert Collier
San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer - CA
"The memo also concluded that U.S. soldiers could not be tried for violations of the laws of war in Afghanistan because 'customary international law, whatever its source and content, does not bind the president or restrict the actions of the U.S. military, because it does not constitute federal law.' It also argued that the War Crimes Act, passed by Congress, did not apply."


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