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  • U.S. v. Barry Conviction Reversal Raises Questions About Undue Influence
    U.S. v. Barry Conviction Reversal Raises Questions About Undue Influence

    On September 5 th , 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) ultimately agreed to reverse the original sexual assault conviction in the Navy case of United States v. Barry ...

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  • Army Seeks Ways to Encourage Male Service Members to File Sexual Assault Reports
    Army Seeks Ways to Encourage Male Service Members to File Sexual Assault Reports

    In a relatively short span of time, the United States Armed Forces has pushed a revitalized campaign to penalize alleged criminal offenders in the ranks. The Air Force Academy added protections for ...

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  • UCMJ Should Be Used More Often for Discipline, Says Secretary of Defense Mattis
    UCMJ Should Be Used More Often for Discipline, Says Secretary of Defense Mattis

    In a recent memo released to the public from the desk of United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the Uniform Code of Military Justice ( UCMJ ) should be relied upon more often to discipline ...

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  • UCMJ Update Makes Domestic Violence a Separate Criminal Violation Under Military Law
    UCMJ Update Makes Domestic Violence a Separate Criminal Violation Under Military Law

    The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) has noticeably changed its views on military crimes of a violent nature. President Trump has recently approved and signed the annual defense authorization ...

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  • Air Force Academy Encourages Reported Sexual Assault by Removing Victim
    Air Force Academy Encourages Reported Sexual Assault by Removing Victim "Punishments"

    The Air Force Academy has made a significant rule change in order to encourage service members to report incidents of sexual assault from other airmen and airwomen. In specific, “collateral” ...

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  • CAAF Decision Gives CCA Power to Disapprove Mandatory Minimum Punitive Discharge
    CAAF Decision Gives CCA Power to Disapprove Mandatory Minimum Punitive Discharge

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has presented its decision for United States v Kelly . The CAAF’s opinion has held that a Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has the legal ...

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