CAAF DECIDES ARGUMENT OVER CONFLICTING ARTICLE 134 & MCM CHARGE DESCRIPTIONS

A 3-2 divided Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) recently decided the case of U.S. v. Gleason, finding that an accused cannot be charged with a novel specification under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) if the same criminal violation can already be described in the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM), …

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