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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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What is an Article 32 hearing?

In the military there are no grand juries.  The military’s version of a grand jury hearing or probable cause hearing is called an Article 32 investigation.  There are three types of Courts-Martial in the military: Summary, Special and General.  Only

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As Seen on TV: Are You Under Military Investigation?

Everyone has seen Law and Order, or another cop or lawyer show on TV. The suspect is read his Miranda rights: “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a

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