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New and Improved UCMJ and Manual for Courts-Martial

Congress passed the Military Justice Act of 2016 in order to reform and update the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM). However, it did not go into effect until this January 1, 2019.  Part of

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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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Hearsay

Most people know that “hearsay” is unreliable and inadmissible in court, but the term “hearsay” is a legal term that’s often used incorrectly. That’s not surprising because in military courts-martial, just as in civilian courts, the concept of hearsay is

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Can Military Investigators Lie to You?

The short answer is that yes, military investigators and police can lie to you. Many people operate under the false assumption that if they are questioned by a military investigator that the investigator has to tell you the truth, however

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