The military judge handling the case of Army Private first class Bradley Manning has ruled it was brought to trial in good time and did not have his constitutional rights violated, removing the final impediments to a full court martial trial in June, says the Guardian.
“The judge, Colonel Denise Lind, spent two hours reading out her judgement to a pre-trial hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland. She went through the procedures in preparing for trial in minute detail, concluding that the exceptional length of the case was almost entirely justified as a result of its uniquely complex and sensitive nature,” says the story.
Or as the Daily Record put it »»»
A military judge refused on Friday to dismiss any of the 22 counts against an Army private charged in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.
Col. Denise Lind also indicated she will postpone Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial, currently set to start Sept. 21, to November or January because of procedural delays.
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