National Guard Leadership Grilled by Lawmakers over Sexual Assault Prosecutions
19 January 2022. Military.com reports on a recent congressional hearing which focused on how the National Guard handles sexual assault allegations.
Army Officer’s Sex Assault Trial Paused over Unanimous Verdict Order by Judge
5 January 2022. Yahoo.com reports on a military judge’s ruling that a court-martial verdict must be reached unanimously in light of a recent Supreme Court opinion, notwithstanding the fact that the text of the UCMJ does not require unanimous verdicts.
Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Issues Statement on Signing of NDAA for FY 22, Which Reforms the UCMJ
27 December 2021. The House Armed Services Committee has a statement from its Chairman about the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which contains significant changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Marine officer who publicly demanded accountability discharged
23 December 2021. Marine Corps Times reports on the Lieutenant Colonel who was removed from command and disciplined after using social media to criticize military leadership’s role in the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Defense Bill Headed to Biden’s Desk as Military Justice Debate Rages On
15 December 2021. Military.com reports on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which proposes substantial changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the military’s prosecution of certain offenses such as sexual assault.
Peloton Treadmill deemed dangerous to Children
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers about the threat of popular Peloton Tread+ exercise machine following several episodes of small children and a pet being injured under the machines. The Commission has found that the general public health and security requires this note to frighten the populace quickly of their danger. […]
Audi Recalls A3, S3 | Passenger airbags becomes inactive
More than 150,000 Audi brand vehicles from years 2015 through 2020 are being recalled because the passenger-detection system may not always detect a passenger. Why is this important? More than 150,000 Audi A3 and S3 vehicles have been recalled because their passenger-side airbag system could malfunction. The airbag could shut itself off even if a […]
Nissan Sentra Recall for Malfunctioning Brake Lights
Nissan is recalling the 2016 – 2019 Nissan Sentra sedans because the brake lights might not illuminate when the driver presses on the brake pedal. The recall covers more than 845,000 Sentras in both U.S and Canada, with more than 807,000 sold vehicles in the U.S. The stop lamp switch can deteriorate due to silicon […]
Ninth Circuit Affirms Biometric Privacy Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook
This article was first published at JDSUPRA On August 8, the Ninth Circuit issued a highly anticipated decision affirming the district court’s certification of a class of Facebook users who suffered alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). The case—which has been followed closely by the business community and privacy activists—may lead […]
Seizures Reported Amongst Vape and E-Cig Users
In April of 2019, the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D., released a statement on FDA’s ongoing scientific investigation of potential safety issue related to seizures reported following e-cigarette use