Original Posting: Who is more deserving of justice than the men & women who fight to defend our freedom?
Update 1: Parole hearing scheduled
Update 2: Parole denied
Update 3: Government dragging its feet in responding to Supreme Court
The following was broadcast by Lt Behenna's parents in an email:
Just a quick update to let you know that the Government filed their Response to Michael's Petition before the Supreme Court. Michael's lawyers now have ten days to file a Reply to the Government's Response. The Supreme Court will then set Michael's case for Conference (hopefully by June) and decide whether to grant Certiorari which means a review by the whole Supreme Court. For the Supreme Court justices to grant Certiorari from the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces would be the first time a military petition has reached this stage - so prayers for discernment for these nine Justices are certainly welcomed.
An encouraging tidbit was that Michael's case was selected by the Supreme Court Blog as the petition of the day for May 1st - http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/05/petition-of-the-day-446/
We ask that you spread this email and please continue to tell Michael's story. Have your friends and neighbors sign Michael's petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/MBehenna/petition.html . If they want to further assist, please have them contact their Congressional Representatives and Senators and let them know that Michael has served enough time in prison and deserves the same freedom you and I all enjoy. To locate your state’s Representative's / Senators click on the following link: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
Lastly, Michael will ‘celebrate’ his 30th birthday on May 18th behind the prison walls of Fort Leavenworth. We’d like Michael to receive no less than 500 birthday cards and well wishes to let him know that despite this being his fifth birthday in prison he is anything but forgotten. You can mail your cards to:
Michael Behenna 87503
1300 Warehouse Road
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027-2304
Bless you all for your support of our son,
Scott & Vicki Behenna
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (John F. Kennedy)
“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.” (Ursula Le Guin)