Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Case of the Day: United States v. Airman First Class Simmons, 2016 CCA LEXIS 393 (U.S. Air Force Crim. App. Ct. July 7, 2016)


Defendant airman, stationed in Okinawa, Japan, had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old and provided alcohol--for which he was sentenced to dishonorable discharge, confinement for 30 months, and reduction in rank. Defendant appealed, and the appellate military affirmed the trial court's sentence.


It is useful to remind ourselves another important way in which the U.S. judiciary interacts with Asia: through military tribunals in the bases located in Asia.

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