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Legal News
1 day ago
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention [official website] on Thursday released a statement [press release] finding that Julian Assange [BBC profile], founder of the controversial website WikiLeaks [website], has been arbitrarily detained in the UK since 2010. Assange was initially arrested in December of 2010 stemming from rape … [read more]

Legal News
1 Dec 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in two cases. In Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Manning [transcript, PDF] the court will resolve the circuit split on whether Section 27 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 [text, PDF] provides federal … [read more]

Legal News
4 Aug 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] on Monday sentenced Christopher R. Glenn 120 months in jail and three years of supervised release for willful retention of classified national defense information [DOJ press release] under the Espionage Act [text]. Glenn was … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases. The court will rule on Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States [docket; cert petition, PDF] and decide whether the D.C. Circuit misapplied the Supreme Court's Holland v. Florida [opinion] decision when it ruled … [read more]

Legal News
12 May 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The Swedish Supreme Court [official website, in Swedish] on Monday rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks [official website] founder Julian Assange [Telegraph profile] seeking to overturn a 2010 arrest warrant for alleged sexual assault that was reissued [JURIST report] by a lower court late last year. The warrant requires Assange … [read more]

Legal News
12 May 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison after being convicted of telling New York Times journalist James Risen [NY Times profile] about classified plans to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In 2006 Risen published his book "State of War," … [read more]

Legal News
13 Mar 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Swedish prosecutors on Friday issued a request to question WikiLeaks [official website] founder Julian Assange [Telegraph profile] over sexual assault allegations at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has lived since June of 2012. The move marks a change of course for the team of prosecutors, who have … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jan 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Monday convicted [press release] former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Jeffrey Sterling of violating the Espionage Act [text]. Sterling was found guilty on all nine of his charges, including acting as a CIA mole and … [read more]

Legal News
23 Nov 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A Swedish appeals court [official website] on Thursday upheld an arrest warrant to question Wikileaks [official website] founder Julian Assange about claims dealing with sexual assault. Assange has denied all the allegations behind the warrant and has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy [BBC report] in London, where he … [read more]

Academic Commentary
18 Oct 2014
by Roland Adjovi of Arcadia University
edited by Josh Guckert

JURIST Guest Columnist Roland Adjovi, Assistant Professor at Arcadia University, discusses some of the possible implications of the recent arrest and accusations levied toward Martina Johnson ...Martina Johnson joined the National Patriotic Front of Liberation (NPFL) of Charles G. Taylor in 1990. She was actively involved in the major military … [read more]

Legal News
14 Apr 2014
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] US Army [official website] Major General Jeffery S. Buchanan on Monday upheld [press release] Private Chelsea Manning's [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] conviction and prison sentence for turning over classified information to WikiLeaks [official website]. Manning is currently serving her 35-year prison sentence in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and she … [read more]

Legal News
5 Sep 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday filed for a presidential pardon [materials] of her 35-year sentence. In the cover letter of the pardon request, Manning's lawyer argued that his client disclosed sensitive information neither to harm the US nor for monetary gain. The lawyer … [read more]

Legal News
21 Aug 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] US Military Judge Denise Lind on Wednesday sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] to 35 years in prison for his disclosure of classified information to the anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks [website]. Manning was found guilty [JURIST report] last month of violating the Espionage Act [18 USC … [read more]

Legal News
7 Aug 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] Colonel Denise Lind on Tuesday granted in part a defense motion [press release] to merge Pfc. Manning's convictions for sentencing purposes, reducing the possible maximum sentence from 136 to 90 years. Manning was convicted [JURIST report] of 20 counts of espionage, theft, and fraud last week for releasing military … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Military Judge Denise Lind on Tuesday found Army Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] guilty of violations of the Espionage Act [18 USC § 794 et seq., text] for his disclosure of classified information to anti-secrecy organization, Wikileaks [website]. The judge, however, acquitted Manning of the more … [read more]

Academic Commentary
16 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says that the key issue in assessing the espionage charge against Edward Snowden is whether his disclosure of the gathering of call data harmed the US or helped a foreign nation...Several weeks ago, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald broke … [read more]

Legal News
3 Jun 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The bench trial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] started Monday at Forte Meade, Maryland, nearly three years after his initial arrest [JURIST report]. Manning faces a variety of charges related to his release of thousands of classified military documents that were later published on … [read more]

Legal News
18 Apr 2013
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces [official website] on Wednesday rejected a request by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) [advocacy website] to have access to court documents from the case against Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive]. CCR had filed a lawsuit [CCR backgrounder] … [read more]

Legal News
11 Apr 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday Military Judge Denise Lind ruled the state must prove Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] knowingly helped al Qaeda. Manning has pleaded guilty to several other charges, but is contesting [Guardian report] the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. Lind … [read more]

Legal News
28 Feb 2013
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] pleaded guilty on Thursday to 10 of the 22 charges against him for providing classified materials to WikiLeaks [website; JURIST news archive] in what the government says is the largest leak of classified documents in US history. Manning, who is charged … [read more]

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