Wednesday, July 13, 2022

NDAA floor amendments

This press release from Rep. Gregory F. Murphy (R-NC) lists several military-justice related amendments to the pending National Defense Authorization Act for FY2023:

[Louie] Gohmert amendment 448

Removes certain records from investigation reports for service members exonerated from wrongdoing under the following situations: Service member is subject to non-judicial punishment for the offense to which the record pertains; or is pardoned for the offense to which the record pertains.

Gohmert amendment 450

Grants SCOTUS the ability to review a service member’s writ of certiorari regardless of ruling from the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. The current standard is substantially more restrictive and grants more SCOTUS access to Guantanamo detainees than our veterans.  A writ of certiorari is a request that the Supreme Court order a lower court to send up the record of the case for review.

Gohmert amendment 454

Grants unanimous jury verdicts for military courts to bring them in compliance with the SCOTUS decision in Ramos v. Louisiana that requires all verdicts to be unanimous under the Due Process provided by the Constitution.

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