A two-day motion hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, is scheduled to conclude today. Three motions involving discovery of evidence, depositions and particular details surrounding the case were deliberated over in court yesterday and Col. Denise Lind, the judge, is expected to rule on those motions. She also is expected to release a calendar for upcoming dates, including when the trial will begin.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 15, 2012 12:40 pm|
The defense filed a motion to dismiss all charges with prejudice against Bradley Manning after concluding the government had violated Manning’s rights by failing to turn over evidence.
After more than an hour of deliberation in court over a motion to compel discovery, defense attorney David Coombs declared that the defense would be filing a motion. The defense decided the way the government was using Brady, which is a rule that mandates the disclosure of evidence, violated Manning’s right to a fair trial. The defense urged the military judge, Col. Denise Lind, to examine the request to compel discovery, the standards cited by the government, and what they relied upon to provide evidence thus far needed when reviewing the motion.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 15, 2012 6:45 am|
Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, is appearing in court today for a pre-trial motion hearing. The military judge presiding over the hearing, Col. Denise Lind, is likely to set an actual date when Manning’s trial will begin.
Three motions will be discussed during the first day of what is expected to be a two-day hearing: a motion to compel discovery, a motion for a bill of particulars and a motion to compel depositions.