Talk:Drumhead court-martial

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Both are neutral as to the justice of a drumhead court martial. I think that the tone of the encyclopedia article should be the same or at least acknowledge that while in haste, such a court does not have to be inherently unfair. TMLutas 03:44, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

The term seems to be used neutrally in Herman Melville's Billy Budd. The point of such a trial is illustrated in that work: Fairness to the organization above fairness to the individual. Also, in that usage, it is similar to the modern military terms "non-judicial punishment" and "summary court martial."


It would be interesting to hear about the legal status of this kind of court-martial today? Are they still part of the military code of justice? -- DevSolar (talk) 12:55, 4 February 2013 (UTC)