Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 16 (Live Updates)

By: Tuesday July 9, 2013 12:43 pm

David Coombs of the defense argued that if the government had not taken steps to secure or protect information—particularly the detainee assessment briefs, which contain information that is publicly available—the fact that information is public would be relevant to whether it was “closely held.”

By “closely held,” that means whether the government actually took steps to prevent the information from being disclosed or to respond to the information’s release when it did become public to protect individuals, etc.


Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 15 (Live Updates)

By: Monday July 8, 2013 4:04 pm

The defense in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who provided United States government documents to WikiLeaks, will begin its case today at Fort Meade in Maryland.

Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 12 (Live Updates)

By: Monday July 1, 2013 10:20 am

The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning continued today with military prosecutors coming ever closer to wrapping their case. The proceedings began with stipulations of fact and testimony being entered into the record that would advance the argument that Manning’s disclosures “aided the enemy” and he “wantonly” caused “to be published on the internet intelligence belonging to the United States government, having knowledge that intelligence published on the internet is accessible to the enemy.”

Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 11 (Live Updates)

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 11:44 am

The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning continued today with a ruling from the judge on whether certain pieces of information were admissible as fact in the trial. There were also eleven stipulated testimonies scheduled to be read into the record.

Judge Army Col. Denise Lind took judicial notice, which means she accepted as adjudicative fact that certain pieces of evidence were what the defense and prosecutors claimed they happened to be and that the pieces of evidence were relevant to charges Manning faces.

5 Reasons to Attend Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 11:15 am

#1: Show The Judge The Public Is Watching Her

At the beginning of each day of trial, the prosecuting attorney stands and reads to the court information about the levels of public attendance. During most days of the court martial, seats have remained free in the courtroom, and the overflow trailer which provides video feed of the proceedings has remained unused. We hope you’ll help us to change this.

Defense: Bradley Manning Was Naive to Think He Could Change the World But Had Good Intentions

By: Monday June 3, 2013 2:00 pm

Today, The defense for PFC. Bradley Manning delivered its opening statement in his trial.

David Coombs, Manning’s defense lawyer, opened with an account of an incident that occurred in Iraq on December 24, 2009. An American military convoy was moving through and a vehicle with five civilians moved to the side of the road to get out of the way.

A roadside bomb went off and missed the convoy but injured all five civilians in the car. One civilian died en route to the hospital.

A Report From the Major Rally for Bradley Manning

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 4:00 pm

On a hot summer day, hundreds of supporters of Pfc. Bradley Manning gathered outside the gates of Fort Meade in Maryland, where Manning’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 3. They came on Saturday from cities on the east coast and other parts of the United States to show their support for someone they consider to be not only a whistleblower but also a hero.

Government Accepts Bradley Manning’s Plea to Lesser Offense Related to Disclosure of Diplomatic Cable

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 1:05 pm

The government had previously indicated it would present all evidence related to all charges, regardless of the fact that Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to some of the offenses he faced. But, in military court today, a military prosecutor informed the judge that the government would not be making a case that Manning committed the greater offense alleged in relation to the disclosure of a diplomatic cable from the US embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Bradley Manning’s Final Pretrial Hearing (Day 1)

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 7:35 am

A final pretrial hearing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is being held today at Fort Meade in Maryland. Decisions on how to handle testimony from classified witnesses during the trial, which begins on June 3, are expected.

Secret Hearing in Bradley Manning Court Martial a Preview of What Is to Come During Trial

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 2:00 pm

This week, another pretrial hearing is taking place at Fort Meade in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who the United States military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks. It begins today and will take place over a period of at least two days. Except, for this hearing, the public will only be able to witness the first hour or so of proceedings and then the rest of the pretrial hearing will be a closed session without the press or public present.

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