A Reporter's Guide to Military Justice

Marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree stood trial on 13 counts of espionage in Quantico, Va., in 1987. While most espionage trials are handled in traditional civilian courts, Lonetree’s trial was handled by the military, and became one of the most high-profile courts-martial the country had ever seen.


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This guide was compiled by Brooke Weese, a legal intern with the Reporters Committee.