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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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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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Nonjudicial Punishment v. Court-Martial

Servicemembers accused of crimes are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which although it largely mirrors civilian law can differ in some substantial ways. For instance, when servicemembers are accused of a crime or other serious misconduct

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