Under what law or laws could the Blackwater private security guards be held accountable for September's convoy shootings in Iraq? A group of attorneys and academics with varied specialties are working quietly with each other, with Congress and with the Defense Department to find a solution to this legal puzzle. Iraq veteran Phillip Carter of McKenna Long & Aldridge says three legal regimes could provide criminal jurisdiction: "Blackwater happened exactly on the seam of those three jurisdictional vehicles."
Problems With Iraq Contractors Present Legal Puzzle
The National Law Journal
October 26, 2007