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Bowe Bergdahl retains Yale military
law expert as his attorney

Los Angeles Times, by Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/16/2014 2:11:38 PM

McAllen, TX -Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, freed after years of captivity in Afghanistan and returned to active duty this week, has retained an attorney — a military law expert from Yale. Eugene Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, told the Los Angeles Times that he has been representing Bergdahl for about a week and is working pro bono. Fidell said he has received a variety of reactions to his decision to work with Bergdahl. "There are people who harbor ill will toward my client," Fidell said, but at the same time he has received emails "wishing my client

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/16/2014 3:00:32 PM     (No. 9927477)

Now why on Earth would he think he needs an attorney? /s off/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/16/2014 3:17:31 PM     (No. 9927495)

...because he is so wealthy and can afford a high priced Yale attorney.

Why do I get the feeling our tax dollars are going to pay for this...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 7/16/2014 4:12:25 PM     (No. 9927577)

#2,the military does not pay for civilian defense attorneys. He can have a JAG Trial Defense Services attorney appointed to him for free.

Also I confirm that no SGT can afford an Ivy League lawyer on his own.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/16/2014 4:13:23 PM     (No. 9927579)

Well the atty said he was doing the work pro bono or out of his own pocket. I am glad he has outside counsel because it will be harder for anyone "inside" to push the end result -- and the Army lawyers will be salivating to get at the "expert."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 7/17/2014 2:14:10 AM     (No. 9928163)

And what is Eugene Fidell´s political background? Donations, campaign worker...
I´m thinking big time Dem operative.

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