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This letter reflects upon the retirement of Peter Murphy after 20 years of service as counsel to the commandant of the Marine Corps. Chief Judge Baker discusses Peter Murphy’s moral courage, common sense, and unflinching dignity while serving as counsel. He relates how Murphy has an abiding commitment to the great institutions of his life and of our lives: the rule of law, the military, and the Marine Corps.

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Fed. Law., May 2005, at 4-49