A Treatise on Military Law and the Jurisdiction, Constitution, and Procedure of Military Courts; With a Summary of the Rules of Evidence as Applicable to Such Courts

A Treatise on Military Law and the Jurisdiction, Constitution, and Procedure of Military Courts; With a Summary of the Rules of Evidence as Applicable to Such Courts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...negatived by the court in their verdict, then the inference from the fact fails, and the accused, being acquitted of intention, is acquitted of the offense. That is certainly the legal effect and meaning of such finding. 1 G. C. M. O. 36, A G. O., April 11, 1877. - G. C. M. O. 12, A. G. O., May 17, 1872. G. C. M. O. 19, A. G. O., July 24, 1872. G. C. M. O. 47. A. G. O.. Aug. 22,1870. "What other meaning was in the minds of the court? They find that the accused did not 'knowingly' sign, meaning, probably, that he did not know that the certificate was false. Then did he sign it in good faith, to the best of his knowledge and belief? or in such ignorance and disregard of what he certified as made the certificate an act of bad faith? In that finding of the specification it sustains the charge. But the court negative the charge, and therefore reject that sense of the specification. The court probably find only a due want of care and accuracy a neglect of duty."' In 1869 the Secretary of War in a general order stated that " the practice of drawing pay twice for the same time and refunding at some subsequent period has lately been of such frequent recurrence, and is perpetrated under such circumstances, as to preclude the supposition of inadvertence or mistake, but rather of deliberate intention. Every officer's pay account contains the certificate that the officer has not already received pay for the same period. If, therefore, an officer signs two sejts of pay accounts for the same month, one set must be false, and if the name and facts reach the Headquarters of the Army, as they surely will through the Paymaster-General, the officer will be tried by a general court-martial under the 14th (present 13th) Article of War."a 1 G....show more

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  • 9781236590626