The Amendments to Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: From "Investigation" to "Preliminary Hearing" (PDF)

Select a format

PDF :Electronic, 3 Pages
ISBN: 9781422429983
In Stock
International Order Inquiry

Product details

In 2014 Congress made major changes to the Article 32 requirement that absent waiver, no major military criminal cases can be sent to a general court-martial unless it first goes to a preliminary inquiry. Facially the Article 32 process has been made more legalistic and its discovery function has been somewhat impaired, but on balance, however, the changes appear likely to function only as cosmetic ones.


Colonel Francis A. Gilligan is Director of Training, Office of the Chief Prosecutor for the Military Commissions. He has been responsible for review and revision of military criminal law throughout the armed forces.


Professor Fredric I. Lederer is the Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal and Court Technology, William & Mary Law School. A former Army defense counsel, prosecutor, and trial judge, he was co-drafter of the Military Rules of Evidence. As a reserve officer, he now serves as Deputy Commandant (IMA) of the Army's Judge Advocate General's School. He has lectured frequently at such programs as the Inter-Service Military Judge's Seminar. A prolific writer, Professor Lederer is co-author of a leading text on criminal evidence and author of a military criminal law text used for many years at the Army's Judge Advocate General's School.


Ask the LexisNexis experts - and get a complete answer based on today's law.


An authoritative analysis of important cases, codes, statutes, rulings, emerging issues or legal topics is available now - through LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis. The brain trust of LexisNexis authors - thousands of recognized authorities who develop the respected Matthew Bender®, Mealey's and Martindale-Hubbell® treatises and articles - produce this highly specific content. Each commentary covers an important case, code, statute, ruling or emerging issue such as subprime, nanotechnology, or climate change. More current and concentrated than treatises and more analytical than news, Emerging Issues Analysis bridges the information gap between the two, providing quick expert analysis of current developments in law.


Emerging Issues Analysis PDFs should be purchased individually or accessed through if you have a subscription.