|When:||Back to Calendar September 25, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm||Where:||RWU School of Law
10 Metacom Ave.
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Roger Williams University Law Professor Emily Sack will hold a candid conversation with David Coombs, lead defense counsel for Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, the soldier convicted in the largest leak of documents in United States history. On August 21, 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for providing over 700,000 classified documents to Wikileaks. On September 3, 2013, Manning filed a presidential pardon and commutation request stating that the conduct was committed “out of a love for my country and sense of duty to others.”
During the course of his representation of Manning, Coombs won praise for his excellent trial work and, in particular, for avoiding a conviction on the most serious charge that Manning was facing, that of aiding the enemy. Coombs continues to represent Manning with respect to gender issues, clemency matters and presidential pardon.
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