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Political Blotter on Military Judicial Reform Act

Josh Richman reports for Inside Bay Area on Protect Our Defenders Honorary Chair Rep. Jackie Speier:

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, will introduce her Military Judicial Reform Act to strip military commanders of their power to overturn legal decisions or lessen sentences handed down by judges and juries at courts martial. It’s inspired by the recent case of a lieutenant general at Aviano Air Base overturning the sexual-assault conviction of an officer who had been sentenced by a jury of his peers to a year in prison and dismissal from the service

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