Defend Our Marines – LtCol Chessani

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.

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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.

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