Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nov 15/San Francisco - Service Members and #Veterans: The Right to Protest and Possible Consequences

As part of the 99%, servicemembers and veterans have been
participating in Occupy protests in droves. But what are the
consequences for such actions? Can servicemembers be punished under the
Uniform Code of Military Justice for such protests, or do the freedoms
guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution apply to them, too?

Please join the Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, and Courage to Resist for a workshop on servicemembers’ rights to protest and related
Service Members and Veterans: The Right to Protest and Possible Consequences
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7-9pm

American Friends Service Committee

65 Ninth Street

San Francisco, CA 94103
Topics covered:
  • Active duty and reservists’ protest rights
  • Potential impact on veterans benefits for criminal justice-involved veterans
  • Protest participation and PTSD triggers
  • Report back from IVAW’s participation and update on Scott Olsen.
Jane Kaplan

Steve Collier, Teresa Panepinto, Rai Sue Sussman
1.5 hours of free CLE credit available, .5 of which is ethics credit.

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