Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Files Pro Bono Appeal for Disabled Veteran Seeking to Protect Disability Benefits from State Court Legal Process

In another pro bono veteran’s disability case, I recently filed a brief in the Michigan Court of Appeals seeking a decision on the applicability of federal law to a specific set of disabled veterans. Carpenter v. Carpenter Brief on Appeal Although federal law in some cases allows state courts to use veterans’ disability pay to pay child […]

U.S. Supreme Court Grants in Veterans’ Disability Case

As mentioned in my prior blog post, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering two petitions concerning the issue of disposition of disabled veterans’ benefits in marital property settlements consequent to divorce.  I have a case pending in the Michigan Supreme Court addressing this very issue, in which I noted the potential for grants in the […]

Special Appellate Counsel for Emergency Appeals in State and Federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court

It is the eve of trial.  The trial court judge, bent on forcing you into an unsavory settlement with opposing counsel, has granted opposing counsel’s motion in limine to exclude your proposed evidence from the jury’s consideration.  This is a key part of your client’s case and without it your client may be facing 100 […]

Follow-Up to Supreme Court Petitions Regarding Justiciability of Discrimination Complaints Filed by “Dual-Status” Technicians

Hi, it seems that my prior post regarding this subject garnered some attention.  For those of you who are following this, the Supreme Court denied both the Zuress and Wetherill petitions.  I assisted in the Wetherill case in my capacity as a JAG  for the National Guard and I have worked on similar cases here […]

Justiciability of “Dual-Status” Technician Discrimination Complaints

For those interested in the prior post about the Supreme Court petitions for writs in Wetherill and Zuress, see the post here https://amicus-curious.com/2011/02/19/u-s-supreme-court-asked-to-consider-justiciability-of-discrimination-complaints-under-the-national-guard-technicians-act/, this law review article DST’s barred from federal suits under Title VII is helpful in explaining the “National Guard” “dual-status” technician, compared to the federal reserve technicians in the air reserve or army […]

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Consider Justiciability of Discrimination Complaints Under the National Guard Technician’s Act

Two petitions for certiorari have been filed in the United States Supreme Court from the 8th and 9th Circuits, respectively, Wetherill v. Secretary of the Army et al., Docket No. 10-638 here Search, and Zuress v. Secretary of the Air Force, Docket No. 10-374 here, Search. The “et al.” in the Wetherill case happens to be a significant […]