Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Documenting the Uniform Code of Military Justice
Posted by Dan Ernst
Over at Et Seq., the Harvard Law School Library Blog, is a notice of a new digital collection, based on the seven bound volumes HLS professor Edmund Morgan compiled as chairman of the Committee on a Uniform Code of Military Justice, a body convened by Secretary of Defense James Forrestal in 1948 to produce a single uniform code to replace the separate codes that existed for the Army and Navy and also to apply to the Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines. According to Ed Moloy, Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives at HLS, "the volumes are a rich source of material reflecting the work of the committee and include correspondence, notes, drafts, reports, agendas, hearings and research material – much of which is unpublished. This material should be of great interest to researchers studying military law." The Et Seq. post is here. The collection (via HLS) is here; (via the Military Legal Resources site of the Library of Congress) here.