Last year the Joint Service Committee on Military Justice (JSC) published proposed changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial to implement the Military Justice Act of 2016, and it solicited public comments on those proposed changes. The proposed changes were discussed in this post, a public hearing on the changes was discussed in this post, and I discussed my public comment in this post.
The proposed changes – with modifications – were approved by President Trump on March 1, 2018, in Executive Order 13825.
Today, in a Federal Register notice available here, the JSC responds to the public comments it received.
I can’t recall the JSC ever responding in this manner before, but I’m glad to see it. It’s a nice bit of transparency.