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Advisory Commission Report

The Military Justice Act of 1983

Volume I and II

The Secretary of Defense, at the direction of the U.S. Congress, established the Military Justice Act of 1983 Advisory Commission to study and make recommendations on issues concerning sentencing authority, military judges and courts of Military Review, jurisdiction of the special court-martial, the tenure of military judges, and a retirement system for U.S. Court of Military Appeals judges. In December 1984, the “Hemingway report,” named after the Commission Chairman Colonel Thomas L. Hemingway, USAF, was transmitted to the Armed Services Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and to the Code Committee (established under section 867(g), Title 10, United States Code). Originally issued in four volumes, the edition linked below is in two compressed volumes. Volume 1 is comprised of “Commission Recommendations and Position Papers," and the “Transcript of Commission Hearings.” Volume 2 is comprised of the “Survey of Convening Authorities and Military Justice Practitioners,” and “Public Comments, Miscellaneous Documents, and Statistics.” (Library of Congress Call Number KF7625 .A8523 1985; OCLC Number 277047269)

For more information on the UCMJ Legislative History project, of which this document is only one part, and its sponsor, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School Library, visit the main UCMJ page.


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