Sunday, 20 September 2020

Military Justice & Discipline Articles

Military Justice icon Military Justice and Discipline – The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby strengthen national security

 

Admitting Hearsay

Brass legal scales

By Capt Ryan Crnkovich and Capt Adam Merzel. This article summarizes the Air Force’s current guidance with respect to the admission of hearsay at administrative discharge proceedings.

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The Procedural Guide

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By Lt Col Bryon Gleisner. The procedural guide is an important step in the triggering of legal ramifications for both the accused and the government. Incorrect completion and reading of the procedural guide could have drastic consequences and result in needless litigation.

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“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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