Sunday, December 30, 2018

Happy New Year

Among other things, January 1, 2019 will see major changes in the United States military justice system, with many provisions of the Military Justice Act of 2016 coming into effect, along with pervasive corresponding changes in the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (2019 ed.).

When will the next changes appear, and what should they address? Transfer of charging power and member selection away from commanders? Widening the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court so the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces can no longer bar the door by denying review? End court-martial jurisdiction over retirees? Overturn Solorio? Lengthen military judges' terms of office (and fix them, rather than prescribing a minimum)?

Will the incoming House of Representatives be more disposed to hold hearings on military justice bills?

What changes would you recommend for the Military Justice Act of 2021? (Remember to use your name -- no pseudonyms or anonymous comments.)

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