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Bergdahl chooses to have trial heard by judge and not jury
https://www.apnews.com/1a6eef1f6f8e4dd08e1c073e03deb372?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&u ^ | 8-21-17

Posted on 08/21/2017 10:14:11 AM PDT by ARGLOCKGUY

Edited on 08/21/2017 2:58:41 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has decided be to tried by a judge — not a military jury — on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl’s lawyers told the court in a brief filing last week that their client chose trial by judge alone, rather than a panel of officers. He faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy at his trial scheduled for late October at Fort Bragg. The latter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.


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KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bowebergdahl; desertion; usarmy
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1 posted on 08/21/2017 10:14:11 AM PDT by ARGLOCKGUY
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

Does anyone have the range of potential punishments for this traitor? Can he receive the death penalty?


2 posted on 08/21/2017 10:16:38 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

Aha.
Now onto “judge shopping.”


3 posted on 08/21/2017 10:16:57 AM PDT by onyx
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

He must have a judge that’s an Obama/Clinton appointee. I don’t know, just guessing.


4 posted on 08/21/2017 10:17:19 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (We must never shut up. Covfefe: A great dish served piping hot!)
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

Cheaper and stays on message to bribe a single judge instead of herding jury cats.


5 posted on 08/21/2017 10:18:12 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

This has been dragged out for a long time.
Which reminds me, what is Nidal Hasan up to. You remember him, the former army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in 2009 in Texas. Last I heard he was going on yet another hunger strike, trying to drum up sympathy (for the Devil!).


6 posted on 08/21/2017 10:19:20 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: CincyRichieRich

Judges in UCMJ trials are officers of the defendant’s military branch, they’re not civilians.


7 posted on 08/21/2017 10:19:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

Obama sure saw a lot of hot junk in mamma Bergdahl’s trunk in the Rose Garden..............


8 posted on 08/21/2017 10:20:03 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

At the 5-Sided Puzzle Palace, 200 young JAG officers are now scurrying about, trying to figure our how to reply to this motion.

Constructive Notice to all: DO NOT CALL. NOT MY AREA OF LAW!

JAGs, remember, whatever you recommend will, at some point, be held by some superior, to be totally wrong!

Take an A&R afternoon!

GFL!

:)


9 posted on 08/21/2017 10:20:19 AM PDT by Strac6 ("Mrs. Strac, Pilatus, and Sig Sauer: All the fun things in my life are Swiss!")
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To: CincyRichieRich
He must have a judge that’s an Obama/Clinton appointee. I don’t know, just guessing.

He has a military judge, an officer on active duty. Obama didn't appoint him to anything.

10 posted on 08/21/2017 10:21:30 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: CincyRichieRich
He must have a judge that’s an Obama/Clinton appointee. I don’t know, just guessing.

He has a military judge, an officer on active duty. Obama didn't appoint him to anything.

11 posted on 08/21/2017 10:21:38 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: lee martell

You mean the workplace violence incident?


12 posted on 08/21/2017 10:22:35 AM PDT by Jaysin
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To: onyx

“Judge shopping”

Yep. He knows he’s guilty as all heck. It’s a lot easier to buy one judge than a whole jury.


13 posted on 08/21/2017 10:23:05 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: CincyRichieRich

He must have a judge that’s an Obama/Clinton appointee.

**********

Nope


14 posted on 08/21/2017 10:27:03 AM PDT by deport
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" It’s a lot easier to bu(r)y one judge than a whole jury"

How eerily Scalia. Who knows what the radical left in the wings of all government is up to these days?

15 posted on 08/21/2017 10:27:37 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

They must have bought off a judge and got the word to the traitorous scum.


16 posted on 08/21/2017 10:28:27 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>Judges in UCMJ trials are officers of the defendant’s military branch, they’re not civilians.<<<

Does that mean they can’t be bought?


17 posted on 08/21/2017 10:29:36 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

probably easier to let one person call you a piece of sh!t than hear it from 12

Plus, logistically, it’s probably harder for one person to codemn you to eath- which should be carried out immediately


18 posted on 08/21/2017 10:29:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (***THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE OF REPEALING OBAMACARE THAT IS WORSE THAN OBAMACARE ITSELF***)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

BS

Not everything is a conspiracy.


19 posted on 08/21/2017 10:32:56 AM PDT by Strac6 ("Mrs. Strac, Pilatus, and Sig Sauer: All the fun things in my life are Swiss!")
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To: ARGLOCKGUY

i wonder why...


20 posted on 08/21/2017 10:34:26 AM PDT by mowowie
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