Military Penalty May Be Reduced After Major General Investigated
Officials at the Pentagon are submitting a proposal that would lower the maximum punishment for adultery. This policy change would decrease the number of prosecutions and give a less harsh discharge to those found guilty of adultery. It would still be a crime, but the code would dictate under what circumstances adultery would be prosecuted.The cases which did not disrupt the military unit would no longer be prosecuted.
The U.S. Army recently denied a Pentagon charge that it unfairly granted the retirement request of a general who was under investigation for having an affair with a subordinate's wife. What many questioned is if Maj. Gen. David Hale, a former NATO commander, was treated differently as a senior white male than other enlisted personnel who have been accused of adultery. Kelly Flinn, the first female B-52 pilot, accepted a general discharge after being faced with a court martial for adultery.
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Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .
6/30/2015 Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Gerrymandering in Arizona - In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg this morning, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, allowing the use of independent state commissions that draw federal congressional districts, taking that power away from the state legislature.
This gives states an opportunity to deal with partisan gerrymandering by giving an independent commission power to draw federal congressional districts.
In 2000, Arizona voters amended their constitution, shifting the responsibility of drawing congressional districts, previously held by the state legislature, to a panel called the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. . . .