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Charles Bloeser is a Tennessee (USA) – licensed lawyer who is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is the son and grandson of military veterans and a U.S. State Department and ARAMCO (then: Arabian American Oil Company) brat. 

Following a staff position on the successful 1996 re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), researcher began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma (USA). Since then he has spent the largest part of his legal career representing criminal defendants, appellants, and post-conviction petitioners in state and FBA seal 175 x 175federal trial and appellate courts in the United States, including the following:

  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

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Researcher has met with clients in county jails in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas; in state prisons in Oklahoma; at the Federal Transfer Center in OKC; and in federal prisons in Oklahoma and Texas. He inspected new native-American owned detention facility and advised Kay County, OK commissioners as they considered whether to contract with the tribe for space in the facility. Among CLEs taught are Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure and administrative law. He’s a past president of the OKC chapter of the Federal Bar Association, has served in American Inns of Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Nashville. He’s a member of Phi Delta Phi, international legal fraternity, and served on law review during law school. 

phi delta phi logo 200 x 229A few words about this lawyer and researcher:

He has frequently been in my court handling matters by appointment under the Criminal Justice Act. He is always prepared, effective, and above reproach, ethically.”

– U.S. District Court Judge

. . . Charles has always been an innovative, responsible and thorough advocate for his clients. We don’t often agree, but he is a thoughtful professional in his representation. I have found him to be particularly scrupulous in ethical matters.”

– Assistant U.S. Attorney

“Charles himself is also admirably dedicated to improving his own practice. This past year, Charles called me several times for consultation on petitions for certiorari to the Supreme Court. Although an excellent writer and advocate already, Charles solicited my insights as a former Supreme Court law clerk on how to make a compelling case for review. The result of Charles’ extra efforts were two petitions that made the best case for certiorari possible given the available facts and law, and that were better than many of the hundreds of petitions by regular Supreme Court practitioners that I have reviewed. Afterwards, at Charles’ request, we met to go over his petitions with an eye towards producing even stronger ones in the future.”

– Law Professor and former law clerk for two justices on the U.S. Supreme Court


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Attorney Bloeser listening to his client at state murder trial in Tennessee

Among researcher’s published research are works re Libyan-supported Jihadi terrorism in the Western Hemisphere, civilian-military law enforcement relations, federal criminal law, and Federal court procedure. His research agenda includes national security/defense/ veterans issues, with special attention to those suffering from shell shock aka combat trauma aka PTS/PTSD and related challenges.


Selected praise for author’s recent research products:

Excellent piece of writing. You have an excellent start for a book about Wheeler. I wish I would have had some of your material for two of the Veteran’s Day speeches I gave the past couple of days. I’ll use next year.” Rear Admiral, USN (Ret), personal email re Cherokee DELTA Operator: Invisible. Not Unseeable.” (Nov. 2017)

Stunningly accurate piece of writing that will hit a chord with anybody who has served in any of the war-torn areas of the world.” Senior Operations Officer/Flight Commander, RAF (Ret), commenting on “Thank You for Your Service.” (Sept. 2017)

“I have read your article very carefully. It is a most thought-provoking piece of writing by an expert in the true meaning of the word. . ..” Command Officer, Royal Navy (Ret), personal message re “Writing Is About Turning Blood into Ink.” (June 2018)

NEW FROM STRIFEBLOG and this lawyer – an ugly true story of a former client: Part I of Henry: a wounded soldier forgotten by all in an American jail – by all except his brothers who fell beside him in Vietnam

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“But for this combat veteran’s wife, Henry was never the kind of man who could be distilled into simple words like “defendant” and “perpetrator and “abuser.” There was no black and white in being struck by a man she knew had always loved her but whose best efforts to get relief from the symptoms of war had proved little more than the American version of a snipe hunt.

NEW FROM STRIFEBLOG and this lawyer – an ugly true story of a former client: Part II of Henry: a wounded soldier forgotten by all in an American jail – by all except his brothers who fell beside him in Vietnam

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“Decades of medical practice have allowed the physician to see the signs of trauma in a broad range of patients who’ve served in the military and those who haven’t. In patients who’ve been in combat and those who have not. And while he does not suggest that a survivor of domestic violence has no claim to the label or resources associated with a PTSD diagnosis, there is, he agrees, a clinically meaningful difference between the kind of trauma that person suffers and the nature of the trauma experienced by members of the armed forces who must decide again and again which of the identically dressed men, women, and children in a dust-soaked, IED-laced town square can and might kill you or those you’ve sworn to protect.”

Citing this author’s research and writing: some examples and pinpoint cites

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Williams, Hon. C.J. 2016. “An Argument for Putting the Posse Comitatus to Rest.” Mississippi Law Journal 85: 99, 117 n.91.



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Mawby, Spencer. 2012. Ordering Independence: The End of Empire in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1947-69. Palgrave Macmillan UK: conclusion n.5.











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Oliveira, Brandon, and Darby Aviles. 2012. “Disrupting Emerging Networks: Analyzing and Evaluating Jamaat Al-Muslimeen (JAM) and the Development of an Extremist Threat in the Caribbean.” Thesis, Monterey: Naval Postgraduate School. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School: 11 n.33,34.









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Civins, Braden. March 6, 2011. “Optimizing Use of the Armed Forces in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations.” Small Wars Journal: 10 n.68.







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Craw, Ashley J. 2007. “A Call To Arms: Civil Disorder Following Hurricane Katrina Warrants Attack On The Posse Comitatus Act. .” George Mason Law Review 14: 829, 833 n.36.



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Seger, James L. 2017. “The Occupy Movement: Signs of Cultural Shifts in Group Processes Shaped by Place.” Dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute: 105.






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Healy, Gene. 2009. The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power. Cato Institute: 367 n.24.







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Hill, Stephen, and Randall Beger. 2009. “A Paramilitary Policing Juggernaut.” Social Justice: a Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order 36 (1): 25, 35. (Juggernaut: “Anything that draws blind and destructive devotion…” – American Heritage Dictionary, 2005)










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Linda Bailey, Sakina Khan, and Ryan Prince. 2006. “Negotiating ‘Tax Peace’: Best Practices in Tribal Fuel Taxation Agreements.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine ) 1956: 111)(citing, inter alia, Charles K Bloeser, Hayden-Cartwright: A Ready Remedy for Oklahoma’s Indian Fuel Tax Woes, Tulsa Law Journal 32: 139 (1996)



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Weisberger, Erica S. 2008. “Unpublished Opinions: A Convenient Means to an Unconstitutional End.” The Georgetown Law Journal 97: 621, 650 n.13.



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Meighoo, Kirk Peter. 2003. Politics in a ‘Half-Made Society’: Trinidad and Tobago, 1925-2001. Ian Randle Publishers: _.













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Timko, Jeremy J. 2015. “The 1033 Program: Redefining Police-Community Relations.” Master’s Capstone Theses. Paper 83.” American Military University: 15.





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Parness, Jeffrey A, and Matthew R Walker. 2003. “Enforcing Settlements in Federal Civil Actions.” Indiana Law Review 36:
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DeBianchi, J. 2006. “Military Law: Winds of Change – Examining the Present-Day Propriety of the Posse Comitatus Act After Hurricane Katrina.” University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy 17: 473, __








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