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The Changing Meanings of Discretion: Evolution in the Federal Tort Claims Act

By Zillman, Donald N.

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Military Law Review

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Excerpt: After more than two decades of congressional activity and scholarly persuasion, Congress passed the Federal Tort Claims Act as a part of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. The Act mixed high-minded concern over the failure to compensate victims of negligent or wrongful government acts and a more practical desire to rid the Congress of the several thousand private relief bills that proved a by-product of federal sovereign immunity. In broad terms the FTCA authorized suit against the United States

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TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . THE EXPANDING ROLE OF THE MILITARY JUDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. The Military Judge Must Ensure that the Accused Receives a Fair Trial B. The Military Judge is Responsible for the Criminal Process Outside the Courtroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. The Convening Authority?s Powers over THE COURT OF MILITARY APPEALS WILL TICE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. CMA Will Supervise All Personnel Within the Military Justice System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. CMA Will Exercise its Authority Through- C. CMA Will Make Rules and Establish Policy THE COURT OF MILITARY APPEALS WILL INTERPRET BROADLY THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS ............................. . . . . . . . . . . . Trial Proceedings Will Be Restricted . . . . . SUPERVISE THE ENTIRE MILITARY JUSout the Military Justice System for the Military Justice System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 44 45 53 55 74 88 94 94 11 1 116 122

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Title: The Changing Meanings of Discretion: Evolution in the Federal Tort Claims Act  
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