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2006 Rape Charge Statute of Limitations Amendment Not Retroactive, CAAF Decides
2006 Rape Charge Statute of Limitations Amendment Not Retroactive, CAAF Decides

United States v. Briggs was concluded by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) recently, ending in a reversal of the appellant’s rape conviction and a dismissal of the charge. The CAAF reached this decision in part by referencing United States v. Mangahas , which ...

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  • 2006 Rape Charge Statute of Limitations Amendment Not Retroactive, CAAF Decides

    United States v. Briggs was concluded by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) recently, ending in a reversal of the appellant’s rape conviction and a dismissal of the charge. The CAAF ...

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  • CAAF Uses Non-UCMJ Regulated Conduct as Evidence in UCMJ Violation Case

    The Air Force case of United States v. Hale has been decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) in a decision that could bring heavy implications to military criminal justice as ...

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  • Retired Military Service Members & Court-Martial Cases

    When a military service member decides to end their military career, they can either separate from the military altogether or, more commonly, retire. For as long as a retired service member is ...

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  • Uniform Code of Military Justice Updates, Effective January 1st, 2019

    With the enactment of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a series of Uniform Code of Military Justice ( UCMJ ) updates have been implemented on January 1 st , 2019. The late John ...

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  • New Investigation Begins for SEAL's Sexual Assault Case

    In September 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) reversed the 2015 sexual assault conviction in the Navy case of U.S. v. Barry . At the time, the reason for the ...

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  • 9th Circuit Upholds the Dismissal of a Discovery Order Challenge Filed by an Alleged Victim

    The 9 th Circuit has upheld the decision of lower courts to dismiss a discovery order challenge originally filed by an alleged victim of sexual assault . The alleged victim had tried to keep her ...

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