Friday, August 19, 2005
CrimProf Mary Christine Hutton of the University of South Dakota School of Law has been appointed to the Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law of the American Bar Association. Hutton joined the School of Law in 1984 and teaches criminal law and criminal procedure, evidence and advanced criminal procedure. Hutton also serves on the Board of Bar Commissioners for the State Bar of South Dakota, provides annual training for the state judges of the Unified Judicial System and is a board member for Dakota Plains Legal Services.
The seven-member committee studies and makes recommendations on the administration of laws, regulations and practices in the armed forces and the court-martial system; the protection of the legal rights and constitutional guarantees of personnel in the armed forces; and the ability of lawyers and judges in the armed forces to practice with all ABA standards. [Mark Godsey]