posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 01:48 PM
Now, you guys notice. The material in this case AFAIK is only S, not TS or SCI. They offered to empanel a jury for the guy but he chose to have it
decided by a judge.
For an active duty serviceman that violates security, you can ALWAYS empanel a jury for a court martial. That's a truism that's always been true in
practice. That's because there are always some servicemembers that are qualified to sit the jury and they only need five for a general court martial
or three for a special.
For a civilian, if you're read onto a TS/SCI project and you egregiously blow the project in the news, they can simply choose to have a federal judge
try the thing behind closed doors. You don't get the choice of a jury trial. They may allow you one if they can empanel a proper jury but it won't
stop them from sentencing you to death on a judge's decision if they can't.
It's one reason you should be real suspicious of people who are supposedly "revealing all" when the subject's TS/SCI.