Monday, February 02, 2009

Judge Cox solicits attributed input for Cox Commission II

I know not everyone reads the comments, so I wanted to call your attention to this comment that was posted under our entry about the Cox Commission:

The UCMJ Commission for 2009 welcomes suggestions and ideas for improving the military justice system from all sources. If you have an idea or suggestion, it adds credibility for the person making the suggestion to take responsibility for having made it and to submit any documents, articles, or research that supports the basis for the suggestion or idea. Please submit your comments, ideas or suggestions to us at:

Walter T. Cox III


Anonymous said...

I have a suggestion. No more commissions, yours included. If you have some proposed changes, write a law review article.

Anonymous said...

I remember way back when I was a corporal and a friend got NJPed for something he didn't do.

He appealed, through group legal to wing legal. Wing legal sent back that he couldn't have done what he was punished for, but a review of the appeal letter showed he did do somtehing else so change the record to reflect the something else.

I was horrifed then, and I am now every time a bad court martial conviction is half overturned only to have the appeal court retroactively pronounce guilt for an offense and specification that was never charged or litigated.

Anonymous said...

anon 0834, judge ryan will never let this happen again

Jeffrey Trueman said...

As founder of V'ERPA and VERPA Inc (legally defunct), I am glad to see Judge Cox proceeding with the second commission.

I testified at the 2000 commission with regard to the Feres doctrine and abuses of the military's administrative law processes. Although, the doctrine was not an "agenda item," the commission did make recommendations to the Congress and Pentagon after my testimony.

I look forward, in addition to V'ERPA's president, Ms. Leigh E. Wise (USAF (Ret.)), to discuss our efforts to reform the doctrine via our case studies over the past decade before the panel to advance further suggestions to reform the doctrine, without disrupting good order and discipline in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Best wishes,
Jeffrey A. Trueman