Sentencing Phase in Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 10 (Live Updates)

By: Tuesday August 13, 2013 9:59 am

5:05 PM EST  Tomorrow, Bradley Manning and family members will be making statements or testifying in court before the defense rests their sentencing case. 5:00 PM EST  Lillian Smith, division chief of the US Army Information Technology Agency, took the stand as a defense subject matter expert. She testified that Manning’s unit was an “undisciplined environment” [...]

Bradley Manning’s Trial: Defense Pushes for Findings of ‘Not Guilty’ on Multiple Offenses (Live Updates)

By: Monday July 15, 2013 2:33 pm

7:35 PM EST We are in recess for the day. The next session for the trial will be Thursday, July 18th. 7:34 PM EST The Judge has denied the government’s request for their witness to rebut the testimony by Prof. Yochai Benkler on how WikiLeaks is a legitimate journalistic organization. 7:07 PM EST The government prosecutors now want [...]

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

By: Tuesday July 9, 2013 12:41 pm

6:05 PM EST Full report on defense motion for a finding of “not guilty” on the “aiding the enemy” charge here. 6:00 PM EST Recess for the night. The government and defense, after long recess, decided to sit down and go over information defense security expert Charles Ganiel reviewed—the charged diplomatic cables. The information is classified. It [...]

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

By: Monday July 8, 2013 9:47 am

9:00 PM EST Full report on Col. Morris Davis qualifying as an expert for testimony in the trial here. 7:09 PM EST  Col. Morris Davis qualifies as an expert on Gitmo detainee policy, and can testify on nature of the detainee assessments that Manning released. 5:45 PM EST  Col. Morris Davis takes the stand. The defense intends [...]

Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 13 (Live Updates)

By: Monday July 1, 2013 11:56 am

2:45 PM EST The military court is in a closed session until 4:30 PM EST. During the period, the prosecutors are going to try to get Daniel Lewis of the DIA qualified as an “expert” on counterintelligence and the valuation of information. Also, they will elicit testimony from him on the value of information and the testimony [...]

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

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 2:20 pm

6:55PM EST  Secrecy update: the Press was handed a copy of the stipulated expected testimony that wasn’t read in court. But we can’t take a copy. It is supposedly going up online in 24 hours. 6:50PM EST  Bradley Manning is charged with the release of 96 confidential diplomatic cables and 21 secret diplomatic cables. 6:08PM [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up on Week 2 of Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Saturday June 15, 2013 1:51 am

With the identity of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind disclosures on National Security Agency top secret surveillance programs, forming a backdrop that dominated the news, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial entered its second week.  Another whistleblower, who the military has aggressively prosecuted for releasing US government information to WikiLeaks, the trial received minimal attention from media [...]

Bradley Manning’s Defense Supports Crowd-Funded Stenographers’ Presence at Trial

By: Monday June 10, 2013 1:39 pm

The defense for Pfc. Bradley Manning indicated in a military court that ensuring crowd-funded stenographers had access to create an unofficial transcript of the trial, which would be made available to media outlets around the world, was something they supported. “We believe that this enforces Pfc. Manning’s right” under the Sixth Amendment during trial, defense [...]

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

By: Monday June 3, 2013 12:59 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 [...]

A Report from the Major Rally for Bradley Manning

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 4:15 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 [...]

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