Amicus briefs filed in the Manning appeal.
I said I’d find and link to the amicus briefs that were filed in Chelsea Manning’s appeal, so here they are. There are 4 briefs that I found so far.
- Open Society Foundation Justice Initiative. This brief discusses prison sentences and penalties for disclosing classified information in other countries, in order to suggest that the sentence that Manning received was abnormal.
- Amnesty International. This brief talks about the effects of solitary confinement on prisoners, especially those with mental illness.
- Electronic Fronteer Foundation, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,, and Center for Democracy and technology. This brief discusses the CFAA, unauthorized access, restrictions on computer use etc.
- American Civil Liberties Union This one talks about the espionage act, challenges the constitutionality of it, and discusses how it violates the First Amendment.