Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lt Col Butch Bracknell on transparency -- part 2

Lt Col Robert Bracknell, USMC (left)
Jurist has posted Marine Lt Col Robert Bracknell's second essay on military justice transparency. This one deals with the little-known system for professional discipline of judge advocates and civilian lawyers who practice before courts-martial. The system is administered by the Judge Advocates General. The essay "critiques exempting military attorney misconduct and judicial misconduct records; including reports of investigations, findings and sanctions, from being released to the public and advocates for legislative changes that promote regulatory systems similar to those employed by the state bars." This is another excellent, thought-provoking proposal that deserves attention from Congress and the armed forces. Click here for Lt Col Bracknell's earlier proposal concerning transparency of court-martial records.

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