Writes Juliet Lapidos, as Slate:
If prosecutors decide to charge him with committing an act of terrorism, he’ll likely be tried in federal court. Otherwise, the military will have jurisdiction over the case, and he’ll face a court-martial. Either way, Hasan could theoretically face the death penalty, but the military justice system has historically discouraged executions. Naturally there are also political ramifications to prosecuting Hasan as a terrorist.