Thursday, October 09, 2008

Court Denies Review of Haas Decision

In a not unexpected decision released today, the United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to review the Haas case.

The main reason cited is because the appellant failed to ask for a review on the basis of what was covered in the case originally heard by the Federal Circuit Court. Instead, the review request was focused on a canon that states the Department's deference in determining definitions is to be set aside and decided for the good of the Veteran.

For the record, we think this reasoning thin, and appealable. The next question is whether or not the NVLSP And Commander Haas will appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, and whether that august body will review the case.

All the more reason to concentrate now on Congress to get the Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009 passed.


”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Bush Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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