|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Jan 2019 15:17:54 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VETERANS, GLOBAL: "Military contractor KBR files brief with Supreme Court in attempt to nix burn pit review"|
Military contractor KBR files brief with Supreme Court in attempt to nix burn pit review By Perry Chiaramonte Fox News December 21, 2018 Military contractor Kellogg, Brown, and Root has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to throw out multiple lawsuits filed by veterans who say they were made sick by burn pits the company used for waste disposal on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a brief filed last week, officials for KBR and its former parent company Halliburton urged the court not to restore dozens of the lawsuits filed against the companies, who handled daily operations for many of the bases starting in 2001. They claim that the lawsuits were already dismissed properly because the courts have no jurisdiction over military strategy. “The separation-of-powers principles underlying the political question doctrine preclude courts from second-guessing professional military judgments that are within the exclusive province of the political branches,” reads a line from the filing obtained by Fox News. … For the entire article, see https://www.foxnews.com/us/military-contractor-kbr-files-motion-with-supreme-court-in-attempt-to-nix-burn-pit-review -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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