Thursday, August 1, 2019

No medals for Gallagher prosecution team

Pres. Donald J. Trump
Peter Baker of The New York Times reports here on President Donald J. Trump's order to the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations to rescind the decorations issued to members of the prosecution team in the case of SEAL chief petty officer Edward Gallagher. Chief Gallagher was acquitted of all but one of the charges against him.

Mr. Baker reports that "[o]ther presidents have been dissatisfied with military prosecutors," but cites no examples. Can you think of one?

1 comment:

  1. Grover Cleveland - Brig Gen Swaim, the then Army TJAG, was court-martialed for fraud-related charges. Cleveland was "dissatisfied" with the sentence and twice rejected the actual sentences imposed, remanding it back for more severe, resentencing. The case via the Court of Claims, made it to SCOTUS as Swaim v. U.S., 165 U.S. 553 (1897).


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