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Military Justice. Joint Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary and a Special Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Eighty-Ninth Congress

2nd Session

January 18, 19, 25, and 26; March 1, 2, and 3, 1966

The joint hearings took place between January 18 and March 3, 1966. Part 1 contains statements by 32 individuals, including Hon. Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (Senator, North Carolina), Rear Admiral Wilfred A. Hearn (Judge Advocate General of the Navy), Brig. Gen. Kenneth J. Hodson (Judge Advocate General of the Army), Hon. Jacob K. Javits (Senator, New York), Maj. Gen. R. W. Manss (Judge Advocate General of the Air Force), Hon. Robert E. Quinn (Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Military Appeals), and Hon. Strom Thurmond (Senator, South Carolina). Part 2 contains Appendix A, which includes the text, summaries, memoranda, and departmental views of bills S. 745 – S. 762, sectional analyses of H.R. 273 (S.2906) and the proposed technical amendment to H.R. 277 (S. 2907). Appendix A also includes cases, various articles and other materials, such as Department of Defense (DoD) directives, a side-by-side comparison of the proposed House and Senate bills with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and a brief bibliography. Part 3 contains Appendix B, which includes questionnaires — dated February 24, 1966 — from the Subcommittee to the DoD, cover letters, and the responses from each of the military branches. (Library of Congress Call Number KF26 .J837 1966 and OCLC Number 277044039)

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