Chelsea Manning

Manning Lawyers and Government Dicker in Court

The accused whistleblower wants to make sure he doesn't sign-away his rights in a potential capital case


A U.S. Army private accused of leaking classified documents, many of which wound up on the WikiLeaks website, was back in court on Tuesday.

At a pre-trial hearing at Ft. Meade, Maryland, lawyers for Bradley Manning and the military judge hearing his court-martial addressed procedural issues surrounding the possibility he would plead guilty to minor charges.

One issue in play is whether a guilty plea would cause Manning to waive his right to a speedy trial on other counts.