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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:07 PM

Judge Bars Manning's No-Harm Defense

Friday, July 20, 2012
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FORT MEADE, Md. (CN) - With limited exceptions, Pfc. Bradley Manning cannot argue that the hundreds of thousands of documents he allegedly sent to WikiLeaks did not damage U.S. national security, a military judge ruled Thursday.

On Wednesday, Manning's lead attorney David Coombs told the judge, Col. Denise Lind, that the defense would be "cut at the knees" if she barred that argument from the trial ...

But Lind sided with the government Thursday, finding that prosecutors crafted the charges in a way that did not accuse Manning of actually causing harm ...

She said she may allow the defense to argue actual harm to probe the potential biases of Original Classification Authorities, or OCAS, who determine the sensitivity of data and documents ...


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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:44 PM

1. Crap!

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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:16 PM

2. yup

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