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Judge throws out challenge to Army 'stop-loss' policy

[JURIST] A federal judge Tuesday dismissed [order text] a lawsuit brought in 2004 by two US Army National Guard [official website] soldiers that claimed the Army fraudulently induced them to enlist by failing to inform them that they could be forced to remain on active duty indefinitely. Judge Royce Lamberth of the US DC District Court ruled one case moot as the soldier voluntarily re-enlisted after filing suit, and held that with respect to the second claim, no evidence supported the allegation that Army recruiters used misleading sign-up tactics, and that to the contrary, the contract clearly stated the Army's right to indefinitely extend the reservist's active duty committment. Read Lamberth's opinion [PDF text]. Reuters has more.

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