United States v. Manning will begin (again) on Monday.

There’s a lot out there in the media, it appears the base has been picketed, and here is the most interesting piece of it all.

Crowd-funded stenographers denied access to Bradley Manning Court Martial

PACER shows this “status” for CCR’s filing in Baltimore (FDC).

1:13-cv-01504-ELH Center for Constitutional Rights et al v. Lind et al
Ellen L. Hollander, presiding
Date filed: 05/22/2013
Date of last filing: 05/30/2013

You can even read a copy of the counsel notices of appearance.  The last filing being counsel for LTG Chipman.  And prior to that is notation of a, what we would call a telephone 802 (although it’s not summarized into written form).

3 Responses to “Manning up”

  1. Zachary Spilman says:

    They held a telephonic conference between the parties and the judge? Really?

    From my argument preview of the CAAF petition:

    The Appellants’ brief makes a three-pronged argument for the relief they seek, which is a combination of writs of mandamus and prohibition to compel public access to a wide range of documents, to limit future restrictions on public access, and to “reconstitute past R.C.M. 802 conferences . . . in open court . . . and to conduct all future conferences in a matter not inconsistent with the First Amendment right of public access.”

    (emphasis added). Any takers to join a petition to prevent them from continuing this outrageous practice?

  2. Phil Cave says:

    Yes, really and none of it appears to have been completely written down and put on line.  There is a court scheduling order that appears to be part of an “802” which does somewhat document an 802.  Somewhat like we do in the military.  Although their scheduling order is available on line, whereas a military one isnt.
    Gosh, CCR v. Judge X, FD Ct. Baltimore next?

  3. Bill C says:

    I don’t get all the hullabaloo.  There are chambers calls in every court in the country (just watch Law and Order.)   This is nothing new.