New Strategy

By: AP
By: AP

There's been a change in the legal strategy of the rape counselor who's refusing to hand over records to a military court.

Lawyers for Jennifer Bier had planned to file an appeal with the Supreme Court today since a federal appeals court decided last week to reinstate a warrant for her arrest. That led the U.S. Attorney's office to delay any arrest until after the weekend.

But now Biers' lawyers say they want to wait and see if the Air Force and federal prosecutors will actually follow through and arrest her. Her lawyers believe a 2000 ruling from the military's appeals court prevents a civilian from being subject to a military court.

The records are wanted for a court-martial of a former Air Force cadet accused of raping two fellow students which is supposed to start Wednesday.


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