An interesting take on how law could be interpreted in a Space Navy.
When anybody in the series mentions having a relative as a lawyer, somebody else comments, "Our condolences on your misfortune"! however, the young (space) naval lieutenant in this story is not specifically a lawyer, it is just one of the extra jobs which get heaped onto the heads of junior officers to keep them on their toes. This lieutenant has had more experience of dancing than most!
'JAG' for anyone who doesn't know, stands for 'Judge Advocate General' and the JAG's office is in charge of all legal affairs in the US military - and the Space navy in this novel is most assuredly American.
All the books in the series revolve, in one way or another, around events that lead to courts-martial and I found that after the second book in the series, the plots were much of a muchness, although the writing was so good that I still cared about what happened to the main characters - some of the secondary characters were a little wooden, though.