Military Judge Announces Rationale Behind Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Friday August 16, 2013 12:50 pm

The military judge in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning has released “special findings,” which were requested by the defense, on how she arrived at a guilty verdict for the offenses Manning was convicted of committing.

Manning was convicted of six violations of the Espionage Act. The military prosecutors had to prove that the information he released to WikiLeaks had been classified, that he had reason to believe the information was classified, that disclosure of the material “would be potentially damaging to the United States or might be useful to an enemy of the United States.”


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Paul Rogat Loeb, Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 2:00 pm

I’m suffering from a dashing of hope these days, and Paul Roget Loeb’s book Soul of a Citizen just might help me recover.

President Obama and Democrats in Congress have accomplished some truly amazing things. The economic recovery package, health reform, Wall Street reform – all of these things are big f*cking deals. And yet, I and many others are still feeling betrayed – the economic recovery wasn’t big enough, health care reform by all rights should have been much more progressive, and Wall Street reform doesn’t nearly go far enough. Why the feeling of betrayal? Because we were promised so much more than just “reform.” President Obama promised this country transformational change. And we have not been given transformational change.

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