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SECTION 130.39
Sessions
Military (MIL) CHAPTER 36, ARTICLE 7, PART 7
§ 130.39. Sessions.

(a) At any time after the service of charges which have been referred
for trial to a court-martial composed of a military judge and members,
the military judge may, subject to section 130.35 of this chapter, call
the court into session without the presence of the members for the
purpose of--

(1) hearing and determining motions raising defenses or objections
which are capable of determination without trial of the issues raised by
a plea of not guilty;

(2) hearing and ruling upon any matter which may be ruled upon by the
military judge under this chapter, whether or not the matter is
appropriate for later consideration or decision by members of the court;

(3) if permitted by regulations issued pursuant to this chapter,
holding the arraignment and receiving the pleas of the accused; and

(4) performing any other procedural function which may be performed by
the military judge under this chapter or under rules prescribed pursuant
to section 130.36 of this chapter and which does not require the
presence of the members of the court. These proceedings shall be
conducted in the presence of the accused, the defense counsel, and the
trial counsel and shall be made a part of the record.

(b) When the members of a court-martial deliberate or vote, only the
members may be present. All other proceedings, including any other
consultation of the members of the court with counsel or the military
judge, shall be made a part of the record and shall be in the presence
of the accused, the defense counsel, the trial counsel, and, in cases in
which a military judge has been detailed to the court, the military
judge.