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  •  Joe, could you tell me what rules of evidence (1+ / 0-)
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    are less stringent in courts martial than they are in federal civilian courts.

    Thanks in advance for your response.

    One love.

    If lying were an Olympic sport, Sarah Palin would have won the gold medal.

    by pwr2thepeople on Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 12:25:53 PM PST

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    •  For one thing, the hearsay rule is much weaker. (1+ / 0-)
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      For another, the right against self-incrimination is significantly weaker, because soldiers can be ordered to report and testify in a way that civilians are not.

      IANAL, so I'm sure there are better sources than my understanding if you really want to look into this.

      Peace.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 12:29:21 PM PST

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