Monday, 21 October 2019

Military Justice

“WHY WE FIGHT”

Mock trial setting at The Judge Advocate General's School

By Lt Col Charles Warren. What good is being a subject matter expert in the administration of military justice if you cannot convince your colleagues, your commanders, and when it comes down to it, the court-martial members, that your application of the law is not only the correct one, but the just one.

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Military Sexual Assault Testimony

Judge's courtroom bench

By Maj Douglas DeVore II. The following describes a specific case where the federal officer removal statute was implicated through the creative use by civilian counsel. This article sets forth considerations that JAGs should consider when analyzing a case that implicates multiple jurisdictions.

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How to Achieve Success in Federal Magistrate Court

Statue of Lady Justice

By Capt David Rolek & Capt Gabriel Bush. Beyond the relevant AFI, there is little Air Force guidance available to JAGs on the administration and prosecution of magistrate court cases. This article identifies four practical ways JAGs can achieve success as SAUSAs in federal magistrate court...

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Navigating Your Way Through a Mental Competency Hearing

By Lt Col Tiffany Wagner, Capt Mark Steitz Jr., and Capt Brittany Tedford. The sanity board concludes that the accused is currently suffering from a mental disease or defect and is not competent to stand trial…. What do you do?... While it may not be common, when an accused is diagnosed with a severe mental disease that...

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:-P Emojis and Emoticons in Court

By Capt Patrick Milott. Expressing emotion in our digital lives presents unique challenges. Articulating joy, sadness, or laughter in non-verbal, non-word characters is a learned skill which can be interpreted differently than the author intended. Despite the danger of misinterpretation..the use of emojis and emoticons has increased.

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