Bradley Manning Hearing 04/10: Partial Victory for Defense, New Media Restrictions

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04/10/2013

Judge Denise Lind denied one government motion and one defense motion in Bradley Manning’s one-day pretrial hearing at Ft. Meade, MD.

The government charged Bradley under the information clause (section e) of the Espionage Act, which requires prosecutors to prove that Bradley had “reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation.” Prosecutors then tried to lower the burden to remove that “reason to believe” requirement, but Judge Lind denied that motion, retaining the burden of proof and ruling that had the government could’ve charged differently.

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That ruling will play a key role in how the defense is allowed to proceed: lawyer David Coombs will contest the argument that Bradley believed that this information would harm the U.S.

Bradley has made clear that he released information to expose “bloodlust” in America’s wars and “backdoor deals and…

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