Latest Stop-loss policy Stories

2009-05-11 12:55:00

Military Law Experts Chart Course to End 16-Year Ban SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today by a team of military law experts shows that the president has the legal authority to end gay discharges with a single order. The idea of ending the ban by executive order has gained momentum in the wake of news that mission-critical personnel, including Arabic language speaker Dan Choi, continue to be fired under the Obama administration because they're gay....

2006-01-26 14:23:12

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has thrown out a legal challenge filed by two soldiers to a U.S. Army policy forcing them to remain in the military for duty in the Iraq war after their voluntary service commitment ended. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth this week dismissed a case filed in 2004 by two Army National Guard soldiers, David Qualls and Rafael Perez, who claimed the Army fraudulently persuaded soldiers to enlist without specifying their service...

2006-01-12 20:09:08

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier who sued the military to protest the involuntary extension of his service lost his challenge on Thursday of the "stop-loss" policy Washington has used to maintain troop levels. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest upholding the military's right to keep soldiers in the service beyond their original contracted time by issuing emergency stop-loss orders. The case involved a California...

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