Unlawfully influencing action of court.
1.Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, no authority convening a general, special or summary court-martial nor any other commanding officer, or officer serving on the staff thereof, may censure, reprimand or admonish the court or any member, law officer or counsel thereof, with respect to the findings or sentence adjudged by the court, or with respect to any other exercise of its, his or her functions in the conduct of the proceeding. No person subject to this Code may attempt to coerce or, by any unauthorized means, influence the action of the court-martial or any other military tribunal or any member thereof, in reaching the findings or sentence in any case, or the action of any convening, approving or reviewing authority with respect to his or her judicial acts.
2.Subsection 1 does not apply with respect to:
(a)General instructional or informational courses in military justice if such courses are designed solely for the purpose of instructing members of a command in the substantive and procedural aspects of courts-martial; or
(b)To statements and instructions given in open court by the military judge, summary court-martial officer or counsel.
3.In the preparation of an effectiveness, fitness or efficiency report, or any other report or document used in whole or in part for the purpose of determining whether a member of the state military forces is qualified to be advanced in grade, or in determining the assignment or transfer of a member of the state military forces or in determining whether a member of the state military forces should be retained on active status, no person subject to this Code may, in preparing any such report:
(a)Consider or evaluate the performance of duty of any such member as a member of a court-martial or witness therein; or
(b)Give a less favorable rating or evaluation of any counsel of the accused because of zealous representation before a court-martial.
Section 412.362 — Unlawfully influencing action of court.,