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Guardsman Sues DOD Over 'Unconstitutional' HIV Policy

Law360 (May 30, 2018, 8:38 PM EDT) -- An Army National Guardsman sued the U.S. Department of Defense in Virginia federal court Wednesday claiming that policies that variously exclude or limit the military service of HIV-positive people, which have denied him a military lawyer position and may cost him his place in the military altogether, are unconstitutional.

Decades-old DOD policies that bar HIV-positive people from joining the military, and limit the service of troops who contract the virus while in service, fail to account for medical advancements that make the disease effectively irrelevant to...
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Case Title

VOE v. MATTIS et al


Case Number

1:18-cv-01251

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Administrative Procedure Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

Date Filed

May 30, 2018


Case Title

Harrison et al v. Mattis et al


Case Number

1:18-cv-00641

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Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Leonie M. Brinkema

Date Filed

May 30, 2018

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