Never Give Up - Never Give In
CLINT LORANCE #93197
1300 N. WAREHOUSE RD.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS
Written by: Kay Day
November, 13, 2015 - Congressional Military Justice Reform Project
August 31, 2015 - Petition for New Trial Filing.
August 5, 2015 - Letter from Clint concerning the response that we received from the We The People Petition.
July 28 , 2015 - We received a response on the We The Peoples Petition
May 8, 2015 - Clint's defense team, led by John N. Maher ( LTC,USAR) is preparing a Petition for a New Trial. This is not Clint's overall appeal, rather, a stand alone request to the US Army Court of Criminal Appeals to set aside the findings and the sentence and return the case to The Judge Advocate General of the Army to consider a new trial. The drafting and editing continue and we anticipate filing the Petition and its exhibits in the near term. We are so very thankful to our wonderful defense team for using every means available to get Clint out of prison. We thank you all for your heartfelt and steady support.
April 24, 2015 - Clint received his first course from Adam State University, Introduction to Business.
Feburary 24, 2015 - Today the Military Judges on the Army Court of Criminal Appeals denied our Feb. 3rd Motion to remand the case to Major Gen. Clark for reconsideration. Next stop is to submit a Motion for Retrial to the Courts. We expect this to be within 30 days.
Feburary 24, 2015 - We still have been unable to get the petition in front of the President. This process has shown us how broken this important process of democracy ( the Right to Petition) is in our beloved Country. We are open to realistic ideas on how to get it to the White House.
Feburary 20, 2015 - Today, the government's attorneys submitted their response to our Feburary 3rd motion to the Court. We will now wait for the military judges of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals to rule on whether or not the case will be sent back to Major General Clark's office at Fort Bragg for reconsideration.
Feburary 12, 2015 - Today, the cadre of attorney's at the Govt. Appellate Division failed to meet the deadline to respond to our Feb. 3rd motion. The government attorneys filed a motion for extension of time, asking the Army Ct. of Crim. Appeals for another week. Their next deadline is Feburary 20th. The extension was granted by the Court.
Feburary 3, 2015 - Lt. Col. Maher filed a motion to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals asking the military judges on that Court to remand the Record of Trial to the Convening Authority, Maj. Gen. Richard Clarke.
Also filed this afternoon with the Army Court of Criminal Appeals was a motion to attach the newly discovered evidence to the original Record of Trial . Without this information, the Record is legally incomplete. Please take a minute to look at the nine appendices attached to the Feburary 3rd filing.
Feburary 2, 2015 - Within three weeks, the petition met the threshold of 100,000 American Signatures! THANK YOU AMERICA! Now we must try to get it to President Obama
Janurary 21, 2015 - This afternoon. Lt. Col. Dean Whitford, who is Maj. Gen. Clarke's legal advisor, sent our Janurary10th and Janurary 14th Papers to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Lt. Col. Whitford did not give us the courtesy of responding to our legal team, he simply forwarded the documents to the Court, citing his loss of jurisdiction (since the General's decision was made on Dec. 31st)
January 15, 2015 - Clint received word from Cal - State University that his registration has been withdrawn due to a technicality.
January 14, 2015 - Lt. Col. Maher submitted a Supplemental to our Janurary 10 th filing this morning. These papers link the men on the battlefield the day of the incident specifically to IED events that killed US Soldiers. Their DNA and fingerprints were found on bomb components.
January 13, 2015 - Three United States Congressman sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army stating their concern in regard to the way Army officials have handled Clint's case. Please help me say Thank You to Representative Duncan Hunter, Matt Salmon and Ryan Zinke. This is due to all of your letters that you have sent to your Congressmen. THANK YOU, please keep it up!
January 10, 2015 - Lt. Col. Maher submitted a motion to Maj. Gen. Clarke this morning requesting the General consider new evidence that the defense team has found. This evidence proves the men on the battlefield that day were, in fact, part of a Taliban IED making cell. This new evidence was found after Maj. Gen. Clarke's decision to leave Clint in prison on January 31 st. We know the Army had the identities of the men Clint's Platoon killed the entire time. They buried it so they could bury Clint!
Also, this afternoon Mr. Maher filed a memorandum with General Clarke's office seeking clarification on the ambiguous
language used on the written clemency decision made by the General on December 31st.
January 2, 2015 - We started a Presidential Pardon Petition
We need 100,000 signatures in one month before we can get the attention of our President. Please sign by clicking the red button at the top of page. Thank you all for your continued support.
December 31, 2014 - Official Statement
Brig. Gen. Richard Clarke of the 82nd Airborne Division notified the Attorneys that Clint's conviction will stand. Clarke took ONE YEAR off of Clint's sentence. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I HAVE NO FAITH IN THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM.
December 18, 2014 - Lt. Col. John Maher submitted a Defense request Report of Misconduct.
December 15, 2014 - Govt. Denied Clint's Team the Final CID Report.
December 15, 2014 - Lt. Col Maher's filed a reponse to the denial of the CID Report.
November 30, 2014 - Clint's defense team submitted request for new trial based upon new evidence.
November 24, 2014 -Clint registered for the following classes at Cal-State: Introduction to the Humanities: History and Introduction to the Humanities: Literature
School starts Jan. 6th and goes through April 15th; each tri- mester is 15 weeks long, and there are three tri-mesters per year. He plans to take two courses per trimester. He also ordered his textbooks Friday, all 7 of them!
Also, in the background, Clint is earning a second bachelor's degree ( the first one was from North Texas), taking one class at a time through Adams State University in Colorado. This degree will be in history. He wants to teach history someday."
November 15, 2014 - Colonel Maher submitted supplemental Clemency Request.
October 24, 2014 - Clint's legal team resubmitted the Clemency packet to the 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Richard D. Clarke. Brig. Gen. Clarke has recently taken over command at Ft. Bragg, therefore, all Clemency paperwork that had previously been submitted to Maj. Gen. Nicholson had to be resubmitted to Brig. Gen. Clarke.
September 12, 2014 - Clint received word that he has been accepted into California State University. He will be majoring in Humanities with a focus on History. This will allow him to achieve his Master's Degree.
August 15, 2014 - Clint's Legal Team sent the Clemency Package to The 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, John Nicholson. We now await his decision. Please pray that he will release Our American Hero. We will continue to update !
July 9, 2014- Clint received the authenticated record of trial from the Legal department at the USDB. The count down has began. Clint has 30 days to get the Clemency Package submitted to the General for his review. We will soon know his decision.
May 28, 2014 - Clint received the authenticated record of trial at the USDB. It was forwarded to the prison legal office to be redacted before Clint gets the final copy. Once Clint gets that copy, he has 30 days to respond to it before the General gets it for his review. Keep your prayers coming. We'll know soon!
September 15th, 2013 - Clint received a memorandum from the Army's Human Resources Command alerting him that he was selected for promotion to Captain on April 9th, 2013 and as a result of the Court Martial, he was removed from the promotion list. Note: The promotion board convened seven months after Clint returned home from Afghanistan.