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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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Security Clearances

President Trump threatened to revoke the security clearances of several former senior government officials, like the former CIA director, John Brennan, former FBI director, James Comey, and former CIA director, Michael Hayden. This has lead people to ask, “Can he

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Hiring a Lawyer v. Pro Se Representation

Pro se legal representation comes from the Latin phrase, “for oneself,” or “on behalf of themselves.” It’s legal speak for when someone represents themselves in court without the assistance of a lawyer. There are plenty of legal matters that you

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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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