Well, it did make it past a judge. Nobody really wants to handle this hot potato that is George Zimmerman. If he gets a fair trial and is determined not-guilty, it'll be the shock of my life.
The current handing-off kind of reminds me of Congress voting for, and Bush's signing of, the since-overturned campaign finance law. Each thought the next would kill it, with Bush counting on the USSC to do so.