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Committee: Military Affairs and Justice

Report in support of the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (S.1752), which would change the designation of key decision-making authority for courts martial (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Affairs and Justice

Letter to Congress regarding the Shaheen Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would extend military healthcare coverage for abortions in cases of rape or incest (November 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Healthcare Coverage

Letter to Congress regarding S.3182 which would eliminating the ground combat exclusion policy for female members of the Armed Forces (November 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Women in Combat

Letter to Congress regarding S 2977/HR 4556 which would terminate Department of Justice funding intended to further the prosecution of non-citizen suspected terrorists in an Article III court of the US that could potentially be prosecuted by a military commission (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism Prosecutions

Report regarding the Don't Ask Don't Tell ("DADT") policy (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Letter to Congress urging hearing on Don't Ask Don't Tell ("DADT") (November 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations regarding the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Inter-American Convention

Letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the VA’s reported exclusion of outside non-partisan voter-registration assistance at federally financed nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and shelters for homeless veterans. ( PDF format )
Subject area: Voter Registration

Letter to Congress regarding the establishment of a professional advisory panel with a mandate to advise Congress about the appropriate means to establish a military commission system to respond to the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Letter to Secretary of Defense Gates regarding procedures for Military Commissions, January 9, 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to Congress regarding the Military Commissions Act of 2006, September 27, 2006 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates regarding statements made by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, Charles D. Stimson, at an interview with federal news service on January 11, 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Department of Defense

Letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs commenting on the proposed rules for Accreditation of Agents and Attorneys; Agent and Attorney Fees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney Accreditation

Letter and report to Congress urging amendments to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, March 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to the Department of Defense requesting that the Department provide for a period of public comment on the draft Manual for Military Commissions ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the nomination of Robert M. Gates as Secretary of Defense ( PDF format )
Subject area: Department of Defense

Senate Armed Services Committee Questions for the Record at the Hearing on July 19, 2006 on whether to continue to receive testimony on military commissions in light if the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, responses by the Chair of the Committee on Military Affairs and Justice ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Letter to Congress to urging opposition to the Administration’s proposed military Commissions Act of 2006 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Amicus Brief: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, (U.S. Supreme Court, January 2006) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Human Rights Standards Applicable to the United States' Interrogation of Detainees, Supplement Following the Abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism

Testimony before the U.S. Senate urging that it act quickly to establish an expert panel with a mandate to advise Congress and its committees about the appropriate means to establish a military commission system ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to Congress urging opposition to the Administration’s issuance of a revised Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Hanft (Fourth Circuit) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Hanft (U.S. Supreme Court) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, on a petition for certiorari (US Supreme Court, September 2005) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Rumsfeld, (US Supreme Court, April 2004) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Letter to Congress urging that the McCain Amendment which seeks to codify and preserve long-established basic standards of treatment for enemy detainees by the United States Government in times of war be included in H.R. 2863, the Fiscal Year 2006 Department of Defense Appropriations Conference Report ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism

Letter to Attorney General-Nominees Alberto Gonzales Posing Questions Regarding Bush Administration Legal Positions on Detainees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Gonzales Attorney General Nomination

Amicus Brief: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Letter to Congress endorsing the amendment proposed by Sen. Graham to S.2400, Defense Authorization Act, which would allow the Judge Advocates to advise their command without political pressure ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judge Advocates

Human Rights Standards Applicable to the United States' Interrogation of Detainees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism

Letter to Joseph E. Schmitz, Inspector General, Department of Defense, on enemy prisoners of war and other detainees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Prisoners of War

Letter to William Haynes, General Counsel, US Department of Defense Commenting on Military Commission Instruction - Crimes and Elements for Trials by Military Commissions ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Affairs and Justice

Report on the Presidents Military Order of November 13, 2001 Regarding Detention, Treatment and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism

A Report on The President's Military Order of November 13, 2001 Regarding "Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism" (December 2001) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions