Um, wouldn't it make more sense to have his hearing in a place where the Alliance actually has some kind of authority? The Alliance is an extrasolar governing body, Earth itself is still divided by nation-states with their own sovereign governments. Yet ME3 makes it look like Earth is the capital of the Alliance. Right, but remember the first game? The one where the whole plot was about Saren getting Sovereign to the Citadel so that it could override the Protheans' sabotage and manually open up the mass relay in dark space? If the Reapers take control of the Citadel (which, somehow, they did in ME3), why would they suddenly forget that whole idea and give the organics any sort of chance at traversing the relay network and continuing their organized resistance? I'm only asking because it feels like BioWare kind of forgot about what happened in the first game, too.