Propping Open the Courthouse Door: Why Service Members Should Be Able to Bring Sexual Harassment Suits Under the Feres Doctrine

Author:Jeffrey A. Critchlow
Position::J.D. Candidate, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2019; B.S. United States Air Force Academy, 2016

Most people would be stunned if they were told that their employer could discriminate against them and they would have no form of civil recourse. However, this is the situation that exists every day for the military personnel serving their country. This is because of a little-known strand of case law, referred to as the Feres Doctrine. Shortly after World War II, Congress waived its right to... (see full summary)

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