(a) Authority to Punish Contempt.— A judge detailed to a court-martial, a court of inquiry, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, a military Court of Criminal Appeals, a provost court, or a military commission may punish for contempt any person who—
(1)uses any menacing word, sign, or gesture in the presence of the judge during the proceedings of the court-martial, court, or military commission;
(2)disturbs the proceedings of the court-martial, court, or military commission by any riot or disorder; or
(3)willfully disobeys the lawful writ, process, order, rule, decree, or command of the court-martial, court, or military commission.
(b) Punishment.— The punishment for contempt under subsection (a) may not exceed confinement for 30 days, a fine of $1,000, or both.
(c) Inapplicability to Military Commissions Under Chapter 47A.— This section does not apply to a military commission established under chapter
47A of this title.
The word “may” is substituted for the word “shall”.
2011—Pub. L. 111–383amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “A court-martial, provost court, or military commission may punish for contempt any person who uses any menacing word, sign, or gesture in its presence, or who disturbs its proceedings by any riot or disorder. The punishment may not exceed confinement for 30 days or a fine of $100, or both. This section does not apply to a military commission established under chapter
47A of this title.”
Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title V, § 542(b),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4218, provided that: “Section
848 of title
10, United States Code (article 48 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), as amended by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to acts of contempt committed after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 7, 2011].”
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