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page. See figure 3-4 for a sample format to be used for certificates of correction. PROCEEDINGS IN REVISION Proceedings  in  revision  maybe  directed  to  correct an   apparent   error,   omission,   or   improper   or inconsistent action by the court-martial that can be rectified  by  reopening  the  proceedings  without material prejudice to the accused. Because the action at proceedings in revision is corrective,  proceedings  in  revision  may  not  be conducted  for  the  purpose  of  presenting  additional evidence. Examples  of  when  proceedings  in  revision  are appropriate  include  (1)  correction  of  an  ambiguous  or apparently   illegal   action   by   the   court-martial, (2) inquiry into the terms of a pretrial agreement, and (3)  inquiry  to  establish  the  accused’s  awareness  of certain  rights. The  normal  steps  to  be  followed  in  proceedings  in revision  are  as  follows: 1. The CA returns the record to the TC with a letter  pointing  out  the  defects  and  directing proceedings  in  revision. 2.   The   court   convenes. Only   members   who participated in the original findings and sentence may sit in the proceedings in revision. Some members may  be  absent  so  long  as  a  quorum  is  present. However, if the court that heard the case has already been  dissolved  by  an  order,  there  can  be  no proceedings in revision. If necessary, the CA may detail a new military judge, TC, and DC who must be sworn  during  the  proceedings  in  revision  (unless previously  sworn). If,  however,  a  military  judge alone adjudged the original findings and sentence, a new military judge may not be detailed to proceedings in revision. 3. The TC reads the CA’s letter in open court and announces that it will be inserted in the record. The ruling officer then instructs the court, as necessary. 4. The court closes to reconsider the findings or sentence and cure the defect. 5.  The  court  opens  and  announces  its  action.  The court  may  revoke  its  former  findings  or  sentence  and announce a new finding or sentence; or it may adhere to its former findings and sentence. 6.  The  court  then  adjourns. You  will  prepare  the  record  of  proceedings  in revision  and  have  it  authenticated  in  the  same  manner as the original record of trial. Use SSEs in recording opening,   closing,   calling   the   court   to   order, adjournments, and so on. Insert the original of the proceedings in revision in the original record of trial immediately following the  authentication  page,  or  certificate  of  correction,  if used. Copies are placed in all copies of the record. Serve  a  copy  on  the  accused  and  attach  his  or  her receipt to the original record of trial. Then return the record to the CA for action. SUMMARY  COURT-MARTIAI. RECORDS The  record  of  trial  by  SCM  consists  of  the original  and  at  least  two  copies  that  include  the following: The pleas, findings, and sentence and, if the accused  was  representcd  by  counsel  at  the SCM, a notation to that effect A statement that the accused was advised of the matters set forth in R.C.M. 130-1(b)(1) If the SCM is the CA, a notation to that effect Appendix 15, MCM, is a sample Record of Trial by  Summary  Court-Martial,  DD  Form  2329.  This form is filled out by the SCM and becomes a part of the record of trial, In addition, if the accused is found not guilty of any charge that the accused entered a plea of not guilty, the charge sheet and a summary of any evidence presented during trial is included. The  summary  of  evidence  considered  by  the  SCM must be attached to the record only when the accused has entered a plea of not guilty to any charge and was then found guilty by the SCM. Matters considered by an SCM in extenuation and mitigation must,   in  all  cases,  be  summarized  and attached  to  the  record. Although no reporter is required for an SCM, if it appears that the case will be rather lengthy or that several  witnesses  will  be  called  to  testify,  it  is probable that a reporter, if one is available, will be detailed  to  record  the  case However, in the vast majority  of  cases,  no  reporter  is  detailed  because  the necessary  clerical  functions  can  normally  be performed  by  any  clerical  asistant.  In  those  cases, the SCM officer summarizes the testimony himself or 3-20

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