26 March 2014

Update on PFC Chelsea Manning

The Defense filed PFC Manning's clemency matters yesterday with Major General Jeffrey S. Buchanan.  The filing included over 6,000 letters from supporters, and a petition from Amnesty International with 38,605 signatures.  The filing of the clemency matters concludes my court-martial representation of Chelsea.  I will, however, continue to assist Chelsea in matters related to her name change and receiving hormone replacement therapy while in confinement.  I would like to take this opportunity to make the following additional statement.     

29 January 2014

2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Chelsea is honored to have been named the 2014 recipient of the Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence.  She has asked her friend, Aaron Kirkhouse, to accept the award on her behalf.  Chelsea intends to prepare a statement for Aaron to read at the ceremony.  The ceremony will be held on February 19, 2014 at Oxford University's Oxford Union Society.

10 January 2014

Veterans Suicide Rates

According to new data released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), young veterans committed suicide at a rate three times that of active-duty members.  The data released by the VA tracked veterans who were recently out of the service and receiving health care.  A discussion of this issue can be found in this article published in USA Today.