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Military Justice Itself May Be On Trial In Camp Pendleton's Last Haditha Case

Actually the comment that Ms. St. John made, which I believe was recounting what a law professor told her, concerning the differences between the prosecution and defense was inaccurate.

It is the prosecution in this case that has been the same since the inception of the charges being filed. The law professor was correct that usually there is a 3 year rotation but the Marine legal command waived that for the current prosecutors and they have been the same the entire time. Instead, it has been the defense legal team that has suffered losses because the Marines forcibly retired two of Wuterich's senior military counsel and transferred another member. Gen. Brahams mentioned this became the subject of legal proceedings.

One really has to question the fairness of the system when the Pentagon tries to stack the deck by allowing continuity for the prosecution members while trying to undermine the make-up of the defense legal team.

January 10, 2012 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )