Court of Military Appeals

Court of Military Appeals
This court was established by Congress in 1950 (10 U.S.C.A. No. 867). It is the primary civilian appellate tribunal responsible for reviewing court-martial convictions of all the services. It is exclusively an appellate criminal court. The court, consisting of three civilian judges appointed by the president, is called upon to exercise jurisdiction as to questions of law in all cases extending to death; questions certified to the court by the Judge Advocates General of the armed services, and by the general counsel of the Department of Transportation, acting for the Coast Guard; petitions by accused who have received a sentence of a year or more confinement, and/or a punitive discharge. Decisions of this court are subject to review by the Supreme Court by a writ of certiorari. The Supreme Court may not review by a writ of certiorari, however, any action of this court in refusing to grant a petition for review. 10 U.S.C.A. No. 867(3)(h)(i).

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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