Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hot Off the Presses

Kudos to Elizabeth L. Hillman -- IntLawGrrls' own Vera Brittain -- who's just published Military Justice: Cases and Materials (LexisNexis 2007). Beth, who's a visiting professor this year at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, wrote the text along with our colleagues Eugene R. Fidell, President of the National Institute of Military Justice, and Dwight H. Sullivan, Colonel, Marine Corps Reserve, who headed defense of detainees haled before the military commissions at Guantánamo.
The publishers' description underscores the place of military justice within the larger study of systems of justice:
With prosecutions arising from the abuse at Abu Ghraib to ongoing cases alleging atrocities against civilians in Iraq, as well as courts-martial of uniformed war resisters at home, the military justice system now has a prominence unmatched since the Vietnam era. This higher profile for court-smartial, combined with the difficult and fundamental legal issues raised by the military commissions, suggests that military courses will now be in great demand. This casebook['s] coverage of the U.S. court-martial and other national and international systems of military criminal law provides a framework through which students can explore the role and operation of military justice within a democratic society.
Heartfelt congratulations!

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