There are many good reasons why the military justice system is different than the civilian system. Much deserves to be said about why commanders must retain oversight and control over the court-martial process. The purpose of this paper is more limited in scope. It is to demonstrate that a court-martial panel is not a true jury and that the commander should retain the authority to review its findings for this reason alone.
© 2014 BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School
Andrew S. Williams,
Safeguarding the Commander's Authority to Review the Findings of a Court-Martial,
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