Thursday, April 09, 2009

NIMJ Program on Access to Military Dockets

Here is a link to a NIMJ Program on ways to remedy the problem of access to courts-martial dockets. Panelists include Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Nayna Malayang, LLM Candidate, WCL & NIMJ Dean’s Fellow; Commander Stephen McCleary, Coast Guard’s Office of Military Justice; Michelle McCluer, Executive Director, National Institute of Military Justice( Moderator).

H/T to the Moderator

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The "ways to remedy the problem" have existed long before this panel was announced. The will to do it is another story.

Anonymous said...

How do I become a member of NIMJ?

Gene Fidell said...

Anon 0855, NIMJ does not have members. We have a board of directors, which in turn elects our advisory board. Personnel on active duty or employed by the Defense Department or a military department are ineligible to serve as directors or advisors. We do not have anonymous directors or advisors.

Anonymous said...

NIMJ doesn't have formal membership. The website is www.nimj.org.

Anonymous said...

How do I become a member on the Board of Directors? How do I run for election to the advisory board?

If I was a certain O-6 with a last name that started with a P, who was involved with the Denedo oral argument at SCOTUS, would I have a chance?

Michelle McCluer said...

Anon 1000 hours, call NIMJ at (202) 274-4322 and we can discuss.

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte said...

I think dockets should be published electronically at the very least. I see a concern of the services in the transient nature of CMs. they tend to be fluid and how many times have cases been "run in" last minute for one reason or another? That shouldn't preclude access to the docket however.

Interesting that the Coast Guard, with the smallest docket, has a rep. Were other services invited and declined?

Anon 10:00 - sophomoric at best.

Anonymous said...

The Army already provides members of the general public with direct electronic access to courts-martial docketing information. The Army Court-Martial Internet Docket (ACMID) is an internet based docket maintained by the Army Trial Judiciary and posted on its homepage located at http://www.jagcnet.army.mil/USATJ. Any individual with access to the internet has been able to retrieve basic courts-martial data since approximately October 2007, including case name, location of trial, primary charged offenses, dates of scheduled trial sessions, and names of military judge and detailed and civilian counsel.