court-martial

(redirected from courts-martial)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

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
..... Click the link for more information.
.
References in periodicals archive ?
For readers who enjoy such details, there are few non-fiction books that match Englade's skill at describing the courts-martial process.
criminal appeals are required to review all courts-martial sentences
parallel protective measures in military general courts-martial.
The charges were referred to the courts-martial on November 17, 2008, following the conclusion of an Article 32 investigation that began August 28 at the Rose Barracks Courthouse in Vilseck, Germany, according to the statement.
Nonetheless, Baker, a black soldier accused of committing grave crimes, received due process, an opportunity for defense counsel, and questioned both a white officer and fellow African Americans--a level of procedural fairness surprisingly typical of general courts-martial of black soldiers.
9) The 1968 revisions were particularly substantial, including changing the old "law officer" position to the office of military judge, authorizing judge-alone courts-martial, and fundamentally reforming the special court-martial to require, in almost all instances, a lawyer to serve as the defense counsel and a military judge to preside.
Bradley said papers about the UCMJ and the Manual for Courts-Martial during different eras in American history also are of interest.
Usually of air vice- marshal rank, he was the convening officer for courts-martial, and formally responsible for appointing the members of the court.
contains the Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM), the Military Rules of
Article 19, UCMJ, "jurisdiction of special courts-martial," provides in pertinent part: "[S]pecial courts-martial have jurisdiction to try persons subject to this chapter for any noncapital offense made punishable by this chapter, and, under such regulations as the President may prescribe, for capital offenses.
This case provides only one example of the rich details contained within one of the most underused resources for Civil War scholarship, the records of courts-martial for the Union and Confederate armies and the Union navy.
submarine, and asked for their understanding of a Navy court's decision not to recommend courts-martial for senior officers on the submarine.