After My Lai: The Case for War Crime Jurisdiction Over Civilians in Federal District Courts
30 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 12, 2014
This article primarily addresses federal district court jurisdiction over all violations of the laws of war, a competence that exists under a one federal statute that incorporates all offenses under the laws of war are offenses against the laws of the United States and another, 18 U.S.C. § 3231, that provides federal district courts original jurisdiction over all offenses against the laws of the United States and at least concurrent jurisdiction with any relevant military tribunal.
Keywords: Articles of War, civilian, concurrent, Congress, criminal, define and punish, ex-servicemen, federal district court, incorporation by reference, judicial power, jurisdiction, law of war, laws of the United States, military tribunal, offenses, original jurisdiction, punishment, Quirin, Section 3231
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