Under the guise of protecting the benefits of indictment by grand jury and trial by petit jury for servicemen, on June 2, 1969, the United States Supreme Court set aside a rile of constitutional law which had endured since the adoption of the Constitution by the colonies. In a decision certain to have extensive consequences, the Court in O’Callahan v. Parker held that the "status" of an individual for crimes committed while he is a member of the armed forces. The principle which had clearly emerged after years of challenges at its periphery suddenly tumbled…
James W. Hodges,
The Wayward Serviceman: His Constitutional Rights and Military Jurisdiction,
San Diego L. Rev.
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