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

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 1:25 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 [...]

Bradley Manning’s Final Pretrial Hearing (Day 1)

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 9:47 am

2:55 PM EST That does it. Thanks for following. June 3 – trial begins. 2:50 PM EST A number of the witnesses testifying in secret will be testifying to Specifications 12 & 13, counts related to the disclosure of US diplomatic cables. Up to this point, the State Department has exercised incredible control over the information going [...]

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

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 2:37 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 [...]

Will There Now Be Greater Transparency in Bradley Manning’s Court Martial?

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 4:58 pm

Another pretrial motion hearing occurred in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade today. During a recess in proceedings, a military legal matter expert opened a yellow envelope and pulled out physical copies of a ruling issued and read in court by the judge. The handing out of a court record to [...]

Bradley Manning’s April Pretrial Hearing: Day 1

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 9:32 am

4:05 PM EST The judge read a ruling on closing the proceedings and “John Doe,” the Defense Department “operator” that the government wants to testify on Al Qaeda evidence that was obtained during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. He will be allowed to testify from an undisclosed location and in disguise so long as [...]

Only a Few Reporters Have Bothered to Truly Confront Secrecy in Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Monday March 25, 2013 11:01 am

Just over one year ago, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) sent a letter to the military judge presiding over Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial that decried the “lack of openness” in proceedings. It condemned the fact that “documents and information filed in the case” were “not available to the public anywhere.” It complained about [...]

Leaked Audio: US Citizens Can Now Hear Bradley Manning Give His Statement

By: Tuesday March 12, 2013 9:35 am

A foundation dedicated to promoting and funding transparency journalism has released a recording of Pfc. Bradley Manning reading a statement he made in military court at Fort Meade about releasing United States government documents to WikiLeaks. The recording from the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) was covered by NBC’s “The Today Show” at 7am [...]

Bill Keller Ponders What Would Have Happened if NYT Published Information from Bradley Manning

By: Sunday March 10, 2013 10:48 pm

(update below) Former executive editor and current columnist of the New York Times has published an op-ed on Bradley Manning. Keller, who was executive editor when WikiLeaks obtained information from Manning and partnered with the newspaper to publish the disclosures, outlines what he believes could have happened. Keller piously writes: In his statement to the military court, Manning said that [...]

Bradley Manning’s Defense Opposes Government Presenting Evidence Bin Laden Had WikiLeaks Documents

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 9:06 am

The soldier the United States military is prosecuting for releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, faces twenty-two charges. The most significant charge, which carries the potential of life in prison without parole if he is convicted, is the “aiding the enemy” charge. Military prosecutors would like to present evidence that Al Qaeda leader [...]

Bradley Manning Motion Hearing: Speedy Trial Ruling, Possible Plea (Updates)

By: Tuesday February 26, 2013 9:45 am

6:15 PM EST Getting rushed off base because it is closing time in the media center. More updates from today soon. 6:09 PM EST Here’s report on Bradley Manning’s planned plea in court on Thursday. He will be reading from a statement and part of it will get to what was on his mind when he decided [...]

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