February 19, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A UK court on Wednesday rejected a challenge lodged by Brazilian journalist David Miranda, who was detained and questioned by UK authorities in an airport for possessing classified documents leaked by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Miranda, a partner of The ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Military Judge Denise Lind on Tuesday found Army Pfc. Bradley Manning guilty of violations of the Espionage Act for his disclosure of classified information to anti-secrecy organization, Wikileaks. The judge, however, acquitted Manning of the more serious charge of "aiding the enemy." In 2010 ...[read more]
June 22, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The US government has charged former government contractor Edward Snowden with espionage for leaking top secret documents, according to a sealed criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint charges Snowden with unauthorized communication ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that the US Trade Representative (USTR) can legally withhold classified documents regarding free trade negotiations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). US District Court Judge Richard Roberts ruled last year that ...[read more]
June 3, 2013
by G. Redd
The bench trial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning started Monday at Forte Meade, Maryland, nearly three years after his initial arrest. Manning faces a variety of charges related to his release of thousands of classified military documents that were later published on Wikileaks. The most serious ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty on Thursday to 10 of the 22 charges against him for providing classified materials to WikiLeaks in what the government says is the largest leak of classified documents in US history. Manning, who is charged with violating the Espionage Act, pleaded not guilty to ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Max Slater
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking confidential documents to WikiLeaks, offered a guilty plea on Wednesday to several of the charges that the government has leveled against him. Manning was charged for allegedly leaking more than 700,000 classified government documents to ...[read more]
October 25, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The controversial intelligence-leaking website Wikileaks on Thursday began releasing a series of confidential US detainee policies, according to the website. The site said that it will release "more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files from the United States Department of Defense" ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On September 2, 2006, private monitoring group OpenTheGovernment.org released a report revealing an increase in the number of classified documents unsealed in 2005. The use of the Freedom of Information Act had increased since the previous year, while the US government struggled with the release ...[read more]
April 29, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On April 29, 2011, a US Army panel of experts declared that Pfc. Bradley Manning was competent to stand trial for leaking a classified video and classified State Department documents to the controversial website Wikileaks in 2010. Manning's pre-trial hearing concluded in December 2011, after which ...[read more]

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