Friday, September 15, 2017

Why is this case in the military justice system?

The Associated Press reports that a U.S. Air Force enlisted man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his infant son in South Dakota. Murder is a felony in South Dakota (as it is everywhere else). If the offense was committed on property over which the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction, why isn't it being tried in federal district court? If it was committed off base or on concurrent jurisdiction property, why isn't it being tried in state court?

Yes, Solorio permits this, but is it right?

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