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This case highlights a unique principle of governance relating to the military.
On January 16, 2018, the Supreme Court hears three combined cases to determine the boundaries between military and civilian officers. There is a principle (and a federal law) that establishes a separation.
This case: in the military court system
U.S. courts-martial (military courts) prosecute military servicemembers under the military code (Uniform Code of Military Justice). Appeals are held within the system, and the final stop is the U.S. Supreme Court.
That’s where this case ended up. Eight military servicemembers were convicted of a range of offenses (from drug offenses to sexual misconduct) and punishments were imposed. They appealed.