Anti-Americanism and Soldiers Overseas

Archive Report

Hostility to Americans in Foreign Countries

Impact of Coming Court Ruling in Girard Case

When the supreme court hands down its opinion in the Girard case, probably not later than July 15, the ruling is almost certain to inflame public opinion either in Japan or in the United States. As soon as the government on June 4, following a special review, reaffirmed its earlier decision to waive criminal jurisdiction over Army Specialist 3/c William S. Girard, who was accused of having accidentally caused the death of a Japanese woman last winter, suit was entered on his behalf in the federal courts. District Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy held, June 18, that Girard's constitutional rights would be infringed if he were turned over to Japan for trial in ...

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