This IS REMARKABLE….
The United States Justice Dept. IS the governments legal adviser….
The Military has it’s own lawyers…
That Civilian lawyers will be ‘advising ‘ America military and National Guard troops is telling….
This group IS a indirect rebuttal to possible orders to the military from President Trump and supported be AG Barr…
It COULD set up a conflict for troops who have the right to NOT follow unlawful order’s…But doing THAT is a BIG deal….
The military leadership has already gone on record that they do Not want to get involved in the politics of the election, or post election…
The protests, which followed the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, prompted confusion among law enforcement and National Guard leaders. Some officials said they had no warning that the U.S. Park Police, which commanded the operation, planned to move against protesters and that the crowd could have been moved out of the area without the use of force.
The legal group anticipates that military personnel might find themselves in the same position this fall, and they may question whether orders they receive are legal.
Some of the scenarios the lawyers have imagined are rooted in recent history with this year’s protests. But President Trump has also raised the prospect of unprecedented legal challenges. For instance, the lawyers say he could federalize the National Guard and order members to seize disputed ballots. Trump has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that mail-in ballots, expected to be cast in historic numbers, are rife with fraud and could imperil his reelection chances.
“Military personnel don’t have to follow an unlawful order, but they take a risk when deciding not to,” said Eugene R. Fidell, one of the country’s leading experts on military law and an Orders Project co-founder.
Fidell advised concerned personnel to consult first with lawyers in their chain of command and to seek out the group as a kind of backup, if they want another opinion. The volunteer attorneys are all experts on the Uniform Code of Military Justice and will consult with service members on a case-by-case basis….
image…D.C. National Guard members join local law enforcement at Lafayette Square on May 30. (Spc. Chevonne Blackman, 715th Public Affairs Detachment/U.S. Army)