Monday, September 22, 2014

Horse-trading over jurisdiction

Global Military Justice Reform continues to wonder when military personnel are tried in courts-martial for off-base offenses. It is rare that the details of negotiations between civilian and military authorities over such matters become public, but this story from The Fayetteville Observer is the exception. It turns out Ft. Bragg and local civilian authorities had made a deal as to which one would try the case, but the Army reneged when Ft. Bragg officials rotated out, and the accused is not getting his preference. Should the accused's preference for a military forum matter?

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