Right to decline NJP survives -- so far -- in Alaska legislature
The bill to update Alaska's 1955 Code of Military Justice has now moved to the Senate Judiciary Committee as the days count down towards the end of the legislative session. Of interest is a controversy over whether Alaska National Guard personnel should have the right to turn down nonjudicial punishment, as active duty personnel do if they are not attached to or embarked in a vessel. An amendment to ensure that right was passed over State National Guard objection. Details here.