Friday, September 22, 2006

Senator Graham accepts ruling he can't be military judge

"...the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled on Thursday that Graham's service as a judge violates the Constitution which prohibits members of Congress from also holding another United States office."


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Get subscribers posted by The JAG Hunter @ 9/22/2006 11:22:00 PM   2 comments


At Sat Sep 23, 03:50:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the court's decision suggest that members of Congress cannot lawfully serve in the military reserves as an officer?

That is an issue which should be clarified.

At Sat Sep 23, 05:08:00 PM EDT, Blogger The JAG Hunter said...

JAG Hunter here: Members of Congress are lawfully prohibited from simultaneously serving in the armed forces. The obvious conflict identified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (U.S. CAAF or just CAAF) burdens as much Congressman Steve Buyer as it does Senator Graham.

An indivudual may leave Congress and serve, then return to Congress if they choose. And an individual may have once served in the military, and run for and hold office afterwards. Many candidates running today are Veterans of the current, ongoing conflicts.

Here endth the lesson...


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