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RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS The Vaccine And The Holy Spirit: Suit Addresses Employer Obligations, Religious Objections, Mandatory COVID-19 Shots

By Citizen Soldier Law |

“Mr. Lawton is a devout and practicing Messianic Jew, who sincerely believes that … the Holy Spirit resides in his body, and that taking the vaccine will offend and otherwise harm the Holy Spirit,” the suit says. July 20, 2021 at 02:11 PM (Charles Toutant, excerpted from the New Jersey Law Journal ) A suit against… Read More »

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Pre-Trial Detention And Release

By Citizen Soldier Law |

On January 1, 2017, New Jersey’s Bail Reform Statute took effect. This statute, which limits the situations that defendants can be held in pre-trial detention, is essential in granting veterans, and everyone, with or without a criminal history, the opportunity to await trial in their home and community, rather than in jail. Of course,… Read More »

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NOAA Disability Retirement

By Citizen Soldier Law |

When a member of the NOAA, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, becomes disabled while serving in the NOAA, he or she is entitled to disability retirement. However, the process of retiring with disability from the NOAA and obtaining appropriate benefits can be confusing. To be eligible for disability retirement or discharge, a NOAA… Read More »

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Compelling Reasons For PTI Request

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New Jersey’s Pre-Trial Intervention allows defendants charged with a first-time offense to avoid a conviction and instead receive mental health care, community support, or other resources tailored to the individual’s needs. In most cases, individuals charged with a first- or second-degree offense are barred from participating in the program. However, according to the Graves… Read More »

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Requiring COVID-19 “Vaccines” Does Not Rely On Science

By Citizen Soldier Law |

By Thomas Roughneen, Esq. (This article does not constitute legal advice.  You must contact a lawyer to fully understand the law and how it applies to the facts of your case) Know your rights.  These are bizarre times with those in charge acting irrationally.   This is, for now, administering experimental drugs that are only… Read More »

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Addressing Problems Within The CID

By Citizen Soldier Law |

A scathing 2020 report of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at Fort Hood has led to questions about the effectiveness and viability of the CID nationwide, as explained by Kyle Rempfer at the Army Times. In response, CID special agents and other personnel are pushing for a restructuring of the CID that would transform… Read More »

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Air Force, Army, Navy ROTC Scholarships And Recoupment

By Citizen Soldier Law |

(applies to USMA (West Point), the Coast Guard, Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy) For many students, receiving a scholarship from ROTC is the deciding factor that allows them to attend college. The largest ROTC Scholarships can pay for a student’s full college tuition and authorized fees. Recently, the Air Force ROTC cut… Read More »

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Army ROTC Scholarship Myths

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Navigating college scholarships can be confusing, and Army ROTC scholarships are no exception. The Army ROTC is one of the nation’s biggest scholarship grantors, providing roughly $376 million in scholarships to more than 15,000 each year. Here are three myths to watch for when beginning the process of applying for the Army ROTC, according… Read More »

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Defining The Phrase “Predicate Act Of Domestic Violence”

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Before a judge can grant a plaintiff a temporary restraining order (T.R.O) or a final restraining order (F.R.O), the plaintiff must prove his or her case. Among other things, a plaintiff needs to show that the defendant committed a “predicate act of domestic violence.”  It is important to note that, in a domestic violence… Read More »

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Lump-Sum Alimony

By Citizen Soldier Law |

The primary goal of alimony in New Jersey is to help a financially dependent spouse continue living a life similar to the one he or she was living during the marriage. However, it is often hard to achieve that. Therefore, spousal support is usually awarded to dependent spouses to help them live lives close… Read More »

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