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Old 05-01-2009, 12:52 AM   #27
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Default Re: Obama Legal Team Wants Defendants' Rights Limited

Originally Posted by SteelersinCA View Post
I was actually speaking more about the right to counsel in general.

As for the first site I was thinking this:

"Although the directives are primarily consulted for the list of activities
that they prohibit, they also openly encourage servicemembers to participate
in a number of political activities. These activities include voting,
contributing money to partisan campaigns and causes, attending rallies,
meetings, and conventions as a spectator, joining a political club, and expressing
personal opinions on candidates and political issues." - speaking of the 2 DoD directives, 1325.6 and 1344.10.
Right to counsel is fine. I don't object that anybody should have a right to counsel. However, throwing out a statement because it wasn't made in front of a lawyer...that's a bit far IMO. A choice was made...that was my base argument.

For the second issue, I skimmed over that see if I could find something with a little more meat.

While saying you encourage an opinion on candidate/political issue...there was still a small concern that you could still be prosecuted for giving such an opinion...due to insubordination or conduct unbecoming. Not that I'd know about that verbage personally or anything.
If you take the "U" out of "STUD", you get STD. I'm just saying.
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