Reconstructed Appellate Exhibit List
United States v. Pfc. Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The two appellate exhibit lists below (scroll to bottom to see spreadsheet tabs) were reconstructed from publicly available legal filings, court rulings released by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and my own and the Freedom of the Press Foundation transcripts.
Tab one is an unofficial appellate exhibit list including documents released two months after Manning was sentenced to 35 years on twenty offenses. On October 25, 2013 litigation by the Center for Constitutional Rights and FOIA requests compelled the Military District of Washington and the presiding military judge Col. Denise Lind to release some more documents from the 45,000 page court record. The documents that were released then were then withdrawn. On December 6, 2013 the documents were released including more. Keep in mind that placeholders were released for documents that are classified or sealed. They are marked in black or grey below. Many of the other documents are redacted.
Tab two is an unofficial appellate exhibit list post June 5, 2013 (18 months into the legal proceeding). The same CCR litigation compelled the Military District of Washington and the presiding military judge Col. Denise Lind to begin to release some of the then 30,000 pages of court documents.
Tab three is a list of appellate exhibits prior to June 5, 2013. For over 1,103 days the public was in the dark about the largest leak trial in history. The public did not even have an official copy of Manning's formal plea, any Government filings, or any of the Court's rulings on aiding the enemy (one of two offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that apply to any person) or Manning's unlawful pretrial confinement at Quantico.
For a searchable database of the available legal filings, court rulings and transcripts below go here.
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