Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face court-martial for desertion, misbehavior charges

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been recommended for trial by general court-martial, the Army announced Monday.Bergdahl is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could face life in prison.The case was referred to court-martial by Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general of Forces Command and the court-martial convening authority in the case.A date for his arraignment hearing has not been announced. The hearing is expected to take place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where FORSCOM has its headquarters.

Source: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face court-martial for desertion, misbehavior charges

Good. Of course, it is by no means a slam dunk case. And the political shouting surrounding the case might raise some interesting defense issues about undue command influence.

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    1. The President’s Power to pardon is pretty open ended.

      Only removal of the President using Section 4 of the 25th Amendment will prevent end-times Presidential Pardons. 
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  1. I’m still betting he’ll be sentenced in such a way that his captivity will be counted as “time served,” hence he serves little or no new time.

    They will probably also include current “captivity” as well.

  2. My wife asked me the other day, and it wasn’t related to Bergdahl, oddly enough: Do we ever try people for treason anymore, even if they’re a spy or a terrorist?

    My answer: Nope. Which speaks volumes about the state of our civic culture these days….

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