Brief Thoughts on the Experience of Covering Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 2:50 pm

What an incredible life experience it has been covering Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial. While one could say I was only doing my job as a journalist and it is no big deal that I just spent the last year and a half regularly traveling to Fort Meade in Maryland to cover proceedings, it is [...]

Former JAG Who Served Sentence for Violating Espionage Act Comments on His Case & Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:44 am

The military judge at Fort Meade in Maryland is expected to announce how long Pfc. Bradley Manning will be sentenced to prison some time tomorrow morning, August 21. Ahead of the announcement, I contacted Matthew Diaz, a former Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) at the Guantanamo Bay prison. He released 558 names of detainees being [...]

Government: Bradley Manning Betrayed His Country & Deserves No Mercy from Court of Law

By: Monday August 19, 2013 7:25 pm

The government delivered its closing argument in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial at Fort Meade. During the argument, the government recommended the military judge sentence Manning to sixty years in prison. After reminding the court that this case was about what happens when “arrogance meets access to sensitive information,” which the government [...]

Judge Urged by Defense to Give Bradley Manning a Sentence That Will Allow Him to Still Have a Life

By: Monday August 19, 2013 3:30 pm

Sentencing arguments in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning took place at Fort Meade in Maryland with the government arguing that Manning deserved to be sentenced to sixty years in prison while the defense gave no exact recommendation but asked he be given a sentence that would allow him to still have a life. David [...]

Sentencing Closing Arguments in Bradley Manning’s Trial (Live Updates)

By: Monday August 19, 2013 1:05 pm

3:35 PM EST  I am headed off Fort Meade because the media center is closing. I’ll have a full report on the prosecution’s argument to come later this evening. Manning has chosen to keep David Coombs onboard to handle his post-trial appellate rights. The government would like Bradley Manning to be imprisoned for 60 yrs. [...]

When Compared to Other Military Cases, How Long is Bradley Manning Likely to Be Sentenced to Prison?

By: Monday August 19, 2013 10:00 am

A sentencing verdict in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning will be announced this week. Convicted of twenty offenses, including the embezzlement of government property and multiple violations of the Espionage Act, which stem from providing United States government information to WikiLeaks, Manning faces a maximum punishment of ninety years in military prison. Judge Army [...]

Roundup of Some of the Best Stories You Should Have Read About Bradley Manning This Week

By: Saturday August 17, 2013 4:18 pm

The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning will finally conclude next week, as the military judge at Fort Meade issues a sentencing verdict. Earlier this week, Manning took the witness stand to deliver a statement to Judge Army Col. Denise Lind after sitting through testimony from his sister and two psychologists, which had clearly shaken him [...]

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

By: Friday August 16, 2013 2:54 pm

A 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 [...]

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

By: Friday August 16, 2013 12:57 pm

3:00 PM EST  The military judge announces her rationale behind the verdict in Bradley Manning’s trial: latest report now up here. We’ll never know what conclusions the judge had reached on WikiLeaks because Manning was acquitted of “aiding the enemy.” 2:30 PM EST  The Special Findings document is circulating. It is listed as AE #625 and [...]

There Are People Who Should Have to Plead for Mercy from a Judge—None Are Named Bradley Manning

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 2:34 pm

There are people in this world who should find themselves in a position where they must sit on a witness stand, look up to a judge and make a statement pleading with the judge for mercy so they are not put away in jail for the rest of their life. None of those people include [...]

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