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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:07 AM
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No promotion for Navy lawyer who took on Bush - Has to leave the Navy
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/88869,CST-NWS-bin09...

MIAMI -- The Navy lawyer who led a successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration's military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay has been passed over for promotion and will have to leave the military, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.

Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, 44, will retire under the military's ''up or out'' promotion system.

Swift said last week he was notified he would not be promoted to commander.

He said the notification came about two weeks after the Supreme Court sided with him and against the White House in the case involving Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who was Osama bin Laden's driver.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:11 AM
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1. He's been Plamed!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 06:12 AM by Hubert Flottz
Shrub had to get even.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:15 AM
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2. Although they are just getting back @ him for beating bush .....
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 06:15 AM by Botany
..... "that boy" will make some real money as a lawyer in
private practice .... he argued and beat the A.G. in front of
The Supreme Court.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:22 AM
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3. Fascism Alert! K & R
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:44 AM
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4. Kicked & recommended. n/t
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:45 AM
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5. Well I thought that was a given when he made his case.
You don't make that kind of case in this type of government and expect to continue to have a carer. I am sure he was aware of that before he made the decision. That was what made the whole thing meaningful, at least to me.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:46 AM
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6. *Gomer voice*: WELL SURPRISE, SURPRISE!
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:59 AM
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7. And wouldn't you just know....
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode10/usc_se...

("c) The convening of selection boards under subsections (a) and (b) shall be under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense"



http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode10/usc_se...


"(a)
(1) When the report of a selection board convened under section 611 (a) of this title is approved by the President, the Secretary of the military department concerned shall place the names of all officers approved for promotion within a competitive category on a single list for that competitive category, to be known as a promotion list, in the order of the seniority of such officers on the active-duty list."
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:29 AM
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8. Wear the badge proudly,
Lt. Cmdr. Swift. You are the patriot that Bush could never be!
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:35 AM
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9. There have been plenty of such officers
gone "up or out" for disagreeing or criticizing this adminitration.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:26 AM
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10. I hope some good law firm snaps him up as a partner.
And I hope he remains an Advocate.
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