- Trial counsel argues first, then defense counsel shall be permitted to reply, and then the trial counsel shall then be permitted to present rebuttal. R.C.M. 919(a).
- The trial counsel’s rebuttal argument is generally limited to matters argued by the defense. If trial counsel introduces new matter in rebuttal, then the defense counsel should be allowed to reply in rebuttal. However, the trial counsel will be allowed to make the final argument. R.C.M. 919(b) discussion.