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Supreme Court reverses death penalty conviction of veteran

Supreme Court reverses death penalty conviction of veteran

It appears that the Supreme Court wholeheartedly endorses the idea that combat veterans suffering from PTSD should be afforded the opportunity to present mitigating evidence of their military service and resulting PTSD, at least during the penalty phase of a death penalty trial (failure to present evidence of PTSD and… Read more…

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December 1, 20090 comments
Senate confirms Tammy Duckworth as Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the VA

Senate confirms Tammy Duckworth as Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the VA

Congratulations, Tammy. Read Senator Durbin’s press release, courtesy of the Sun Times

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April 24, 20090 comments
Tammy Duckworth’s nomination moves out of committee, full senate vote near

Tammy Duckworth’s nomination moves out of committee, full senate vote near

At long last, it appears that Tammy Duckworth will be confirmed by the US Senate. “A U.S. Senate committee has approved Tammy Duckworth’s nomination to a top job in the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. The full Senate must now approve her appointment before she takes the job. Duckworth, of… Read more…

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April 22, 20090 comments
Joe Butler and Brian Clauss of the VLSC attend Tammy Duckworth Senate confirmation hearing

Joe Butler and Brian Clauss of the VLSC attend Tammy Duckworth Senate confirmation hearing

Two representatives of The John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) were in Washington today, supporting the nomination of L. Tammy Duckworth to serve as assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs before the U.S. Senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee. John Marshall Visiting Professor… Read more…

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April 2, 20095 comments