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Courts-Martial: Know What They Are and How They Have Changed

Criminal Military Trials are different from civilian trials in many ways. Known as a court-martial, a military criminal trial follows specific legal procedures outlined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Major updates were recently made to the UCMJ

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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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