National Guard Leadership Grilled by Lawmakers over Sexual Assault Prosecutions
19 January 2022. Military.com reports on a recent congressional hearing which focused on how the National Guard handles sexual assault allegations.
Army Officer’s Sex Assault Trial Paused over Unanimous Verdict Order by Judge
5 January 2022. Yahoo.com reports on a military judge’s ruling that a court-martial verdict must be reached unanimously in light of a recent Supreme Court opinion, notwithstanding the fact that the text of the UCMJ does not require unanimous verdicts.
Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Issues Statement on Signing of NDAA for FY 22, Which Reforms the UCMJ
27 December 2021. The House Armed Services Committee has a statement from its Chairman about the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which contains significant changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Marine officer who publicly demanded accountability discharged
23 December 2021. Marine Corps Times reports on the Lieutenant Colonel who was removed from command and disciplined after using social media to criticize military leadership’s role in the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Defense Bill Headed to Biden’s Desk as Military Justice Debate Rages On
15 December 2021. Military.com reports on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which proposes substantial changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the military’s prosecution of certain offenses such as sexual assault.