The Court-Martial Panel Member Selection Process: A Critical Analysis
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA
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The court-martial panel member selection process has changed significantly during the history of our armed forces. Since the adoption of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in 1950, however, the court- martial panel member selection process has not changed in any significant respect. The present system is ill- suited to meet both the needs of military justice and discipline. The Code should be amended to create a system of panel member selection which is not only responsive to military discipline, but which provides service members with panels that are both fairly and impartially selected and represent a fair cross-section of the military community.
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