Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bad vibe at the barbecue

Justice Marco Aurélio
Justice Marco Aurélio Mendes de Farias Mello of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil has handed down an interesting decision on a petition for habeas corpus. Two soldiers got in a fight at a barbecue at a private residence; the accused stabbed the other soldier. The military courts found there was court-martial jurisdiction, but Justice Aurelio, sitting alone, disagreed (HC 118708, June 3, 2014) and suspended execution of the sentence pending final action by the court on the habeas petition.

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