Thursday, February 15, 2007

Mistrial Declared in Watada Court-Martial

Thursday, February 8, the Court-Martial of First Lt. Ehren Watada (see previous blog for details) ended in a mistrial. The judge, Lt. Col. John Head, declared the mistrial after confusion arose regarding pre-trial "stipulation of facts," signed by both the prosecution and Lt. Watada.

Watada's civilian attorney, Eric Seitz, believes that the officer cannot be re-tried due to the Constitution's protection against double jeopardy. However, a new trial has been scheduled for March 19.

Following are articles presenting various perspectives on the verdict:

The Honolulu Advertiser article

The Washington Times article

The Eat the State article

The Nichi Bei Times

2 comments:

red said...

B- thank you again for the highly informative blog! I am always impressed with your ability to root out the intention of the assignment and surpass expectations! Just kidding of course! see ya monday night for 304

freespeechprof said...

I agree--I always learn something when I read your blog. Thanks for following this case. I have been doing it to (and even blogged about YOUR blog on my blog) Too many blogs in that last sentence. :)