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Live Blogging Bradley Manning's April Motion Hearing | Kevin Gosztola

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Pfc. Bradley Manning does not have a trial date yet. He has now been in pre-trial confinement for seven hundred days. The process that is playing out at Fort Meade is an Article 39 session. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), any time after charges have been referred for trial a military judge may call the court into session for the hearing of motions raising 'defenses or objections which are capable of determination without trial of the issues raised by a plea of not guilty.' Judge Col. Denise Lind is the presiding judge. Business on the agenda includes three motions that call for the dismissal of charges. The biggest news is that the Judge Col. Denise Lind has decided to force the government to provide damage assessment reports from the State Department, Information Review Task Force (run by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates) and the WikiLeaks Task Force

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