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  • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Brings 3 Significant Provisions
    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Brings 3 Significant Provisions

    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA FY20) was recently unveiled by Congress, passed, and signed by President Trump. The NDAA outlines how Congress intends to “raise and ...

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  • Mass Arrest of Marines in Battalion Formation Ruled as Unlawful Command Influence
    Mass Arrest of Marines in Battalion Formation Ruled as Unlawful Command Influence

    In July, 16 Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton were arrested while about 800 other military service members joined in a battalion formation. The commanding officer of the battalion asked the Marines ...

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  • Presidential Pardons for 1st Lt. Lorance & Major Golsteyn, Rank Restoration for Chief Gallagher
    Presidential Pardons for 1st Lt. Lorance & Major Golsteyn, Rank Restoration for Chief Gallagher

    A recent press release issued by the White House has announced that President Trump has given clemency to two military service members and a rank restoration to another. Army First Lieutenant Clint ...

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  • Court-Martial Jurisdiction Does Apply to Retirees, Says Air Force CCA
    Court-Martial Jurisdiction Does Apply to Retirees, Says Air Force CCA

    The Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (AFCCA) has affirmed that it is sometimes possible and necessary to bring a retired service member before court-martial for judgement and penalties relating to ...

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  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to Reconsider R.C.M. 914
    Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to Reconsider R.C.M. 914

    Rule of Court Martial (R.C.M.) 914 has been coined by many as the “military Jencks Act” in that it requires complete witness statements, reports, and testimonies to be provided upon request after the ...

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  • Court-Martial for Retirees Under UCMJ Article 2 is Unconstitutional, Rules NMCCA
    Court-Martial for Retirees Under UCMJ Article 2 is Unconstitutional, Rules NMCCA

    In a surprising decision that will send shockwaves throughout the military criminal justice system , the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) has held that it is unconstitutional to use ...

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