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  •  Ah, the UCMJ. So should Manning be freed (3+ / 0-)
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    RF, joe shikspack, 3goldens

    since the UCMJ says Manning should have gotten a trial within 4 months, not two years?

    http://usmilitary.about.com/...

    "In most cases, imposing pretrial confinement "starts the clock." After imposing pretrial confinement, the command must usually bring the case to trial within 120 days, or risk having the case overturned on appeal."

    •  What's the statute itself say? (1+ / 0-)
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      NT Toons

      "In most cases" sounds like a giant loophole, so I'm curious what the actual text is.

      For me the really damning one is 10 USC § 813.13:

      No person, while being held for trial, may be subjected to punishment or penalty other than arrest or confinement upon the charges pending against him, nor shall the arrest or confinement imposed upon him be any more rigorous than the circumstances require to insure his presence, but he may be subjected to minor punishment during that period for infractions of discipline.
      If even a fraction of the reports are true, I don't know how this hasn't been violated repeatedly.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:39:08 PM PDT

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