Monday, November 8, 2021

Reading Room

The latest issue of the U.S. Army's Military Law Review is now available online. Of particular interest is Major (Ret) Dwight S. Mears, Medals "Ridiculously Given"? The Authority to Award, Revoke, and Reinstate Military Decorations in Three Case Studies Involving Executive Clemency, 229 Mil. L. Rev. 381 (2021). Dr. Mears's deep dive into an obscure but important set of issues focuses on the Trump-era Lorance, Golsteyn, and Gallagher cases. Author of The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration (2018), he argues (at 382) that "the limits of revocation authority should be further clarified by policy, statute, or both." 

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