Tradeoff on Pemberton's case (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

The speed with which the Olongapo City court decided the case of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is every trial lawyer’s dream. It took the court only 281 days to hear Pemberton’s case and find him guilty of homicide for the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude. Under the PH-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), his…