Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Still another reason to get excited about going to the office tomorrow

I love my job, so I'm always excited to go into the office. But tomorrow there is grounds for extra excitement. The Military Law Review posted a new issue today. Apparently it's playing a bit of catch-up, so this is a combined Winter 2006/Spring 2007 issue. A piece called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by MAJ Timothy P. Hayes, Jr., sounds worth a read. But what really got my attention was an article called First George S. Prugh Lecture in Military Legal History by Gary Solis. I can't wait to read it, but my computer seems to be choking on pdfs tonight. I hope my computer at work is up to the task!


John O'Connor said...

Well, the Solis piece is interesting, well worth a read.

It seems that the Military Law Review has embarked on a George Prugh bacchanal with his recent passing, as there have been a few pieces about or referencing MG Prugh in the past few issues. I'm glad to see it. MG Prugh wrote one of my favorite military justice law review articles back in the late 1950s (my recollection is that it was in The Recorder, but was reprinted in the Military Law Review in the past few years). His article, written when he was a major, was fairly skeptical of some of the changes in the military justice system brought about by the UCMJ. I stumbled on it in the last year and found it fascinating.

CAAFlog said...


Rather than sending you an e-mail, I'll just communicate with your through the mass medium of a blog. (Okay, "mass" is probably stretching it in CAAFlog's case.) What was the topic of Professor Solis's piece in the MLR?

John O'Connor said...

It references the pendign court-martial of Captain Stone over the Haditha mess (though I think I read somewhere recently that Capt Stone isn't being court-martialed). Anyway, the piece mostly traces the history of courts-martial and/or military trial of judge advocates, from JAG Swaim through Nazi and Japanese judge advocates, through a guy named Doc Harris who falsely claimed to be a lawyer through the famous case of fake-lawyer Jeffrey Zander. It's an interesting historical survey.

Anonymous said...

The video of the lecture is posted at the JAG School video site.

Regina said...

I was at the lecture. Is is very funny and very timely. Professor Solis is an inspiration to many people, including the many cadets he has taught at the Military Academy.

The bit about Doc Harris is enough to bring a smile to nearly anyone's face.