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Global Military Reform Blog Files Motion to Unseal Order Disqualifying Trial Counsel

Global Military Reform Blog Files Motion to Unseal Order Disqualifying Trial Counsel

The Global Military Justice Reform Blog filed a motion today to unseal the recent ruling by the military judge in the high-profile war crimes court-martial of Navy Seal Chief Edward Gallagher.  The New York Times story on the judge’s ruling, which disqualified the Navy’s lead trial counsel on the case due to unlawful surveillance of defense counsel email, is here.  (the blog post image is from New York Times) and the Global Military Justice Reform Blog’s motion  is available here.  The movant blog site is operated by NIMJ’s President Emeritus Eugene Fidell.  The National Institute of Military Justice has previously filed an amicus brief in the trial of Sergeant Bergdahl, arguing for public access to court-martial records to support the importance of public access to court-martial judicial records. Public understanding of the American military justice system, and accountability for its operation depend on this transparency.