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court-martial:

see military lawmilitary law,
system of rules established for the government of persons in the armed forces. In most countries the legislature establishes the code of military law. It is distinguished from both martial law (rule by domestic military forces over an area) and military government
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21) The UCMJ does not define what constitutes a "minor offense"; however, the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM) and Army Regulation 27-10, Military Justice, provide that "minor offenses" are those UCMJ offenses that, if tried at a general court-martial, carry a punishment no greater than a bad-conduct discharge or one year of confinement.
At one point, Scherer and Rich say, the military proposed a deal stipulating that Swift sign a statement saying she had not been sexually assaulted in Iraq in exchange for a summary court-martial.
Dowty, our court referred to the Cox Commission's recommendations to change the convening authority's role in selecting court-martial members.
WAS THE FACT THAT THE SPECIAL COURT-MARTIAL CONVENING AUTHORITY HAD NO AUTHORITY TO REFER A NON-MANDATORY CAPITAL CHARGE TO A SPECIAL COURT-MARTIAL A NON JURISDICTIONAL PROCEDURAL DEFECT?
7) It stated that the convening officer played a central role in the prosecution of the case and that all the members of the court-martial board were subordinate in rank to him and under his command.
Upon establishing the jurisdictional data for the court-martial on the record, the trial judge advocate exercised his "duty" to challenge any member to whom he objected.
It provides sanctions less onerous than a court-martial, yet more severe than nonpunitive measures.
courts-martial, (17) and appellate review of court-martial convictions.
Private Brennan's troubles began late in 1962 when he was convicted at a special court-martial of disrespect to a non-commissioned officer (NCO) and disorderly conduct in the barracks.
The Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, said the decision by the army to court-martial its officials is not enough.
THE US Army's highest legal branch has appointed a new judge to preside over the case of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, indicating the court-martial is on track to move forward after lengthy delays.