Military judge Colonel Denise Lind denied PFC Bradley Manning’s motion to dismiss reports Reuters, here.  Manning asked COL Lind to dismiss the charges based on a violation of his speedy trial rights. Though Manning has been confined for more than 1,000 days, COL Lind said the government is within both the MCM’s 120 day clock and Art. 10, UCMJ’s 90 day clock based on legitimate delays in what she called a very complex case involving voluminous classified information.

One of the victims in one of the more high profile Lackland AFB instructor case talked to NYT, here.

3 Responses to “Military Justice News for Feb. 27, 2013”

  1. Gene Fidell says:

    I’m sure many observers will want to ponder the systemic implications (I’ll add, “if any”), but still, let’s pause for a moment to congratulate Frank Spinner. They don’t come any better than him. After me: “Hip-hip . . .”

  2. k fischer says:

    Don’t forget Lt. Gen. Franklin who apparently has some, in the words of our former CINC, “brass.”  
    The AF needs to get out ahead of this better than the USMC did in the GCM of Lt. Klay’s acquitted rapists and her media presence on the View, Today Show, CNN, Oscar Nominated Documentary, etc.  Of course, I would imagine that the explanation would involve a certain amount of “victim blaming.”