Uniform Code of Military Justice Legislative History
In its endeavor
to create an extensive and readily accessible internet site dedicated
to military legal resources, the U.S.
Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library
in Charlottesville, VA , has focused this part of the site on a comprehensive
legislative history of one of the principal documents of military
law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ is a
federal law enacted by Congress; it may be cited as United
States Code, Title 10, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 47 . In addition
to the full text of the 1950 edition of the UCMJ, this website —
produced by the Library of Congress Federal Research Division (FRD)
— will provide many related and supporting historical materials
that not only document the development of the UCMJ, but that can
also be used to argue legislative intent. Hence this resource can
be an invaluable tool for lawyers and legal scholars involved in
the nation’s war on terrorism.
For more information see the Legislative
Summary of the UCMJ (OCLC Number 272260676)
For details on the legislative process see How
Our Laws Are Made.