Hands Off

If you commit a crime while you’re working abroad for the U.S. government, can foreign authorities lock you up? The answer to that question for U-S troops and contractors in Iraq could be changing soon. Right now they’re offered some protections, but whether that continues depends on the Status of Forces Agreement, which is being debated in the Iraqi parliament. Bill Bransford, a partner with the firm Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux and Roth, joins us to talk about immunity during this week’s Legal Loop segment. Click to hear the interview.