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An organ of government belonging to the judicial department and charged with resolving disputes among parties.Courts generally have jurisdictional requirements providing that only certain disputes among described parties for certain amounts of money may be heard.If you file your grievance in the wrong court, you may be prejudiced when the case is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and the time period during which to file in the proper court has expired.

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a) The authority convening a general court-martial shall appoint
Trial counsel CPT Shea responded when it was his turn to argue: "I believe this adds up to five convictions prior to this general court-martial.
tried at a court-martial for offenses not specifically covered through
A general court-martial was to have thirteen members, though a lesser number could be detailed so long as the panel consisted of at least five members (and while members could be temporarily relieved for good cause, a panel could not conduct proceedings once its number fell below five sitting members).
A special court-martial, with maximum punishment of confinement for a year, is less severe than a general court-martial, which handles the most serious offenses, but tougher than a summary court martial, where maximum punishment is 30 days confinement.
This has affected both the established court-martial system and military commissions (14)--an entirely distinct process from the court-martial system with which our Court deals.
Jenkins will be tried in a hearing of the general court-martial, the highest-level court among three kinds of courts-martial, Shima said.
Court-martial judgments can be appealed both on matters of facts and law, and they fall under the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
Acting on a recommendation by three admirals who sat on the bench of the Navy Court of Inquiry, Fargo decided not to court-martial Waddle.
Instead, he was tried by court-martial in 1991 and sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
The other, the only officer in the group, faced a court-martial in early March on charges of sodomy and fraternization.
Looking back, one can only speculate as to just how difficult it was for a nonlawyer panel president at a special court-martial to try to interpret and apply the common-law rules of evidence.