Potential SOFA case/issue?

Accused brawl soldiers seek US justice

By Cathy Harper, ABC News, September 29, 2009 12:25:00

Police say the brawl involved at least 35 people, and was watched by 300 others. (Reuters: Stephen Hird)  Two US soldiers have appeared in the Darwin Magistrates Court on charges relating to a brawl on Darwin’s nightclub strip.  The magistrate says he has no authority to transfer the case to U.S. jurisdiction.

Actually he doesn’t need to, no double jeopardy.  Here is a link to the U.S. – Australia Status of Forces Agreement.

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