courts-martial love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of court-martial.

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  • n. Plural form of court-martial.


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  • The governor had given Washington revised powers to call courts-martial early in April 1756, and the colonel complained that the Virginia act against mutiny and desertion was not broad enough.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Officials involved in the courts-martial had issued a strict protective order, seeking to severely limit access to the photographs due to their sensitive nature.

    Photos of U.S. troops with dead Afghans surface

  • Excerpt: As required by the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the rules and procedures in the Manual for Military Commissions apply the principles of law and the rules of evidence used in general courts-martial, so far as the secretary of Defense considers practicable or consistent with military or intelligence activities.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » My Problem with the KSM Trial

  • The DOD has an imperfect, but much better, tradition of respecting the instructions of their commander in chief, and have institutions, like courts-martial and line authority, designed to foster responsiveness to the chain of command.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Clandestine Military Operations

  • Misconduct by military officers has been punished in courts-martial which have tended to convict with some frequency, but impose very modest punishments for serious war crimes.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Clandestine Military Operations

  • Washington already had power to confine offenders, so courts-martial could wait.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Washington ordered courts-martial on average every other day, and his punishments were such that Braddock would have approved: lashes by the hundreds and many instances of death by hanging or firing squad.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The legislation provided that the findings of courts-martial must be approved by the governor before sentence could be executed, which meant delay.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Under both federal procedure and the rules governing regular military courts-martial, evidentiary standards are relaxed during the sentencing phase of a case.

    Jennifer Turner: The Victims

  • Of nearly 3,100 courts-martial last year in the four major armed services, only 27 were trials for wearing illegal decorations.

    Media Coverage September 2009


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