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Thomas More Law Center Releases Transcript
of Ruling Dismissing LtCol Chessani Charges

Press release from the Thomas More Law Center | June 24, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

ANN ARBOR, MI –  The Thomas More Law Center, a national non-profit, public-interest law based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today released the transcript of the recent Unlawful Command Influence ruling by the military judge — Colonel Steven A. Folsom — dismissing all charges against LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, USMC.  The Law Center represents LtCol Chessani.

Last week, prosecutors suffered a huge setback when the military judge dismissed all charges against LtCol Chessani, the highest ranking Marine officer facing charges arising out of the Battle of Haditha.  The government has indicated that it intends to pursue an appeal, which will continue the case and the expense of taxpayer money for many more months.

Please read the transcript here.

The government’s appeal will be initially heard by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA), which is located in Washington, D.C.  A decision by that court could then be appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) and then even to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life through litigation, education, and related activities.  It does not charge for its services.  The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization.  You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org

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