Articles Tagged with sja

Sad to say some homecomings are not that good.  As a CV SJA we always prepared for extra legal assistance business upon return from an extended at sea period.  In one instance after cruise one Sailor returned “home” to find himself locked out and a stranger answering his “knocks.”  Sad to say the spouse had – well — moved out and taken everything.  So in some sense I’m not surprised with this report from Army Times.

A woman has been charged with bigamy for allegedly marrying another soldier while her husband was deployed to Iraq.

Just the other day, alerted by SCOTUSBlog I posted Jones v. Williams as a case to watch at SCOTUS.  The issue once again:

Issue: Whether the Tenth Circuit violated 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1) by granting habeas relief for ineffective assistance of counsel during plea bargain negotiations to a defendant who was later convicted and sentenced in a fair trial, on the ground that the remedy the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals gave to the defendant was constitutionally inadequate, given that the Supreme Court has not clearly established what remedy, if any, is appropriate for ineffective assistance of counsel in such a case.

Now courtesy of the New York Times here is an article that defense counsel, trial counsel, and SJA’s may want to read.  It’s a cautionary tale, or perhaps just entertaining.