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Military Retirees Subject to the UCMJ

The Supreme Court recently denied a writ of certiorari in Larrabee v. United States. In denying to hear this appeal, the Supreme Court effectively upheld the lower courts decision. The case made the news because it involved a retired Marine

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Hearsay Exceptions – The Best of the Rest

Today we wrap up our three-part series on the hearsay rules in the Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) by discussing exceptions to the hearsay rules when the declarant is unavailable to testify as a witness. We’ll also cover what’s known

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Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule

Hearsay- Exceptions when the Declarant is Available to Testify In our last post on hearsay we explained both how Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) 801 defines hearsay and how it excludes certain statements from the general rule—found in MRE 802—that hearsay

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Cell Phones and Law Enforcement Investigations

Like most people, your cell phone is likely another appendage to your body. You probably carry it with you everywhere you go, you online bank with it, check your Facebook, text your friend, send emails, make calls, order pizza, etc.

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