Monday, December 13, 2004

Re: Fooling and Signing Up Reservists and National Guardsmen For Iraq

----- Original Message -----
From: Lobel, Jules
To: Dean Lawrence R. Velvel
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 12:50 PM
Subject: RE: Fooling And Signing up Reservists and National guardsmen for Iraq

Thanks a lot. It’s a great commentary you wrote. As you probably know, I am one of the lawyers representing the eight soldiers, and I argued the case before Lamberth. The situation is even worse than you can fathom. In fact, the soldier seeking a TRO had NO language in his contract which anyone, Philadelphia lawyer or not, could interpret as calling for an extension. And the program he signed up for, a “Try One” program, was officially advertised as a trial one year enlistment. So it’s the courts just deferring to the military all over again.


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