FORMER PRIVATE STEVEN GREEN UPDATE:
As Iraq rape trial begins, attorneys attack law
"Green will face jurors in Paducah, more than 6,700 miles away under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act [MEJA]."
"Congress passed the law in 2000 to allow U.S. authorities to prosecute former military personnel for crimes committed overseas. The law specifically cites a "jurisdictional gap" that leaves perpetrators unpunished for crimes by Americans occurring in countries that won't prosecute them or that the U.S. is unable to investigate or prosecute. It also covers civilians, their spouses and military contractors."
JAG HUNTER here: A real jury and a real judge. 'Nuff said.
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