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Zimmerman's Research Guide


United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces hears appeals from the military courts ("courts martial") of the army, navy, air force and coast guard. The Court was originally created in 1951 as the "United States Court of Military Justice." The name was changed in 1994.

Information about the court, including the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure are posted on the Court Web site.

Opinions: Opinions issued by the Court from 1951 to 1975 were published in Court Martial Reports, then from 1975 to the present in the Military Justice Reporter. Opinions from October 1, 1996 to the present are posted on the Court Web site.

You can pull opinions from Westlaw or Lexis using the format "xx C.M.R. xx" or "xx M.J. xx". The Court's opinions are searchable on Lexis (MILTRY;CAAF). They are searchable with the opinions of the military Courts of Criminal Appeals on both Lexis (MILTRY;COURTS) and Westlaw (MJ).

See Also
Court Clerks / Court Houses
Docket Sheets
Federal Court Rules
Military Materials
United States Court of Appeals

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