James W. Weirick

James W. Weirick is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and Judge Advocate. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Seton Hall University School of Law.

Recent articles from James W. Weirick

Left: James Cartwright; Right: Chelsea Manning.
News
Why Are People Maddened By Manning And Not Cartwright?
Former president Barack Obama recently excused Chelsea Manning and James Cartwright for disclosing U.S. secrets and the reactions have been strikingly different.
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A Recent Air Force Sexual Assault Case Displays The Cascading Problems With Military Justice
The sexual-assault trial of Senior Airman Wright revealed a number of nagging problems with the military-justice system.
U.S. Marines conduct combat operations behind a wall of smoke in this undated file photo from the War in Iraq.
News
Who Burned Iraqi Bodies And Why?
In January 2014, TMZ released photos of Marines allegedly burning bodies in Iraq. What happened to the investigation?
U.S. Air Force Maj. Sam Kidd, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing staff judge advocate, presents opening arguments to a panel during a mock jury trial at the Rock Theater May 14, 2014.
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The Real Cost Of Having Commanders In Charge Of Military Justice
A bad decision by a commander with no expertise in military justice caused a sexual-assault conviction to be overturned.
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Career
In Military Service And Business, Integrity Is Key
Integrity means more than admitting a mistake — it means doing the right thing when nobody's watching.
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Military Benefits
How Service Members Can Handle Their Financial Debt Head On
Many service members amass too much debt at some point in their career. This new book evens the playing field with debt collectors.
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Community
Veterans Deserve Accurate And Lawful Guidance On The Use Of Medical Marijuana
Veterans suffering from PTSD and other medical conditions deserve clear advice from the government on the legality of medical marijuana use.
Then Gen. Roger A. Brady gives farewell remarks at a change of command ceremony, December 2010.
Community
Yet Another General Is Wrong About Troops’ Right To Talk To Congress
Retired Air Force Gen. Roger Brady maintains that it is a crime for airmen to communicate directly with Congress. He’s wrong.
Volumes of “Court-Martial Reports” line the bookshelf located in the courtroom.
News
What A Marine Fined $10 In The Shooting Of A Corpsman Says About Military Justice
Despite assurances by senior officers, military commanders are not held accountable for failing to create a culture of justice.
U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer, salutes Air Combat Command Airmen during ACC’s change of command ceremony at Langley Air Force Base, Nov. 4, 2014.
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The Air Force’s Double Standard On Free Speech
Freedom of expression cannot be a one-way street.