Court Maintains Manning Charges

    FORT MEADE, MD - FEBRUARY 23:  Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted away from his Article 32 hearing February 23, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland. During the hearing, Manning deferred his plea to the 22 charges against him and deferred a decision over whether he wanted a military judge or a jury to hear his case.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    To add to today’s roundup of national-security leaks dominating headlines: A military judge refused to dismiss any of the 22 charges against Bradley Manning for turning state secrets over to WikiLeaks. During a pretrial hearing for Manning at Fort Meade, Md., Col. Denise Lind rejected a defense claim that the government used unconstitutionally vague language in eight of 22 charges. She also refused to dismiss two charges against Manning for abusing his authority while accessing the Defense Department computer system. Manning’s litany of charges includes theft, fraud, violations of Army information security regulations, and aiding the enemy. Though Manning’s trial is currently set for September, Lind said it will likely be postponed until November or January due to procedural problems.

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