US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings and Statements
UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL
United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial.
As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge and the Military District of Washington brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights, as well as my own FOIA requests and research, an official court record for US v. Pfc. Manning was released seven months after her trial. That record is not complete.
The official trial docket is published HERE and the entire collection of documents is text searchable at usvmanning.org.
*During the pretrial proceedings, court-martial and sentencing of Pfc. Manning, Chelsea requested to be identified as Bradley and addressed using the male pronoun. In a letter embargoed for August 22, 2013 Chelsea proclaimed that she is female and wished to be addressed from that moment forward as Chelsea E. Manning.
Identified by Defense but Not Yet Authorized by Government
- Defense Response to Government Motion for FBI Substitution
- Defense Response to Government Motion to Pre-admit
- Defense Reply to Government Response to Defense Requested Instruction: Specifications 4 6 8 12 and 16 of Charge II
- Defense Reply to Government Response to Defense Requested Instruction: Specification 12 and 13 of Charge II
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