The Academy Protests the Treatment of Bradley Manning

A letter written by Professor Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School and Yochai Benkler of Harvard Law School protesting the humiliating treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning has appeared in the New York Review of Books. The letter has gathered nearly 300 co-signers from across the American academy including Robert Reich of the University of California at Berkeley, Kermit Roosevelt III of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and James K. Galbraith of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The list of signatories also includes Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School, who is considered to be America's foremost authority on constitutional law. He taught constitutional law to Barack Obama and was a key backer of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. Tribe told The Guardian that he signed the letter because Manning appeared to have been treated in a way that "is not only shameful but unconstitutional" as he awaits court martial in Quantico marine base in Virginia over his alleged role in the leaked diplomatic and military cables at the center of the Wikileaks scandal.

Tribe went to say that the treatment of Pvt. Manning was objectionable "in the way it violates his person and his liberty without due process of law and in the way it administers cruel and unusual punishment of a sort that cannot be constitutionally inflicted even upon someone convicted of terrible offences, not to mention someone merely accused of such offences".

We urge the President in his role as Commander-in-Chief to end this cruel, degrading, shameful, counterproductive and ultimately inhumane treatment of Pvt. Manning. We also firmly believe that such treatment is not only unAmerican but runs contrary to the long-term interests of the United States. 

The full text of the letter is beneath the fold.

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The Academy Protests the Treatment of Bradley Manning

A letter written by Professor Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School and Yochai Benkler of Harvard Law School protesting the humiliating treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning has appeared in the New York Review of Books. The letter has gathered nearly 300 co-signers from across the American academy including Robert Reich of the University of California at Berkeley, Kermit Roosevelt III of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and James K. Galbraith of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The list of signatories also includes Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School, who is considered to be America's foremost authority on constitutional law. He taught constitutional law to Barack Obama and was a key backer of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. Tribe told The Guardian that he signed the letter because Manning appeared to have been treated in a way that "is not only shameful but unconstitutional" as he awaits court martial in Quantico marine base in Virginia over his alleged role in the leaked diplomatic and military cables at the center of the Wikileaks scandal.

Tribe went to say that the treatment of Pvt. Manning was objectionable "in the way it violates his person and his liberty without due process of law and in the way it administers cruel and unusual punishment of a sort that cannot be constitutionally inflicted even upon someone convicted of terrible offences, not to mention someone merely accused of such offences".

We urge the President in his role as Commander-in-Chief to end this cruel, degrading, shameful, counterproductive and ultimately inhumane treatment of Pvt. Manning. We also firmly believe that such treatment is not only unAmerican but runs contrary to the long-term interests of the United States. 

The full text of the letter is beneath the fold.

There's more...

The Academy Protests the Treatment of Bradley Manning

A letter written by Professor Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School and Yochai Benkler of Harvard Law School protesting the humiliating treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning has appeared in the New York Review of Books. The letter has gathered nearly 300 co-signers from across the American academy including Robert Reich of the University of California at Berkeley, Kermit Roosevelt III of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and James K. Galbraith of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The list of signatories also includes Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School, who is considered to be America's foremost authority on constitutional law. He taught constitutional law to Barack Obama and was a key backer of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. Tribe told The Guardian that he signed the letter because Manning appeared to have been treated in a way that "is not only shameful but unconstitutional" as he awaits court martial in Quantico marine base in Virginia over his alleged role in the leaked diplomatic and military cables at the center of the Wikileaks scandal.

Tribe went to say that the treatment of Pvt. Manning was objectionable "in the way it violates his person and his liberty without due process of law and in the way it administers cruel and unusual punishment of a sort that cannot be constitutionally inflicted even upon someone convicted of terrible offences, not to mention someone merely accused of such offences".

We urge the President in his role as Commander-in-Chief to end this cruel, degrading, shameful, counterproductive and ultimately inhumane treatment of Pvt. Manning. We also firmly believe that such treatment is not only unAmerican but runs contrary to the long-term interests of the United States. 

The full text of the letter is beneath the fold.

There's more...

The Academy Protests the Treatment of Bradley Manning

A letter written by Professor Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School and Yochai Benkler of Harvard Law School protesting the humiliating treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning has appeared in the New York Review of Books. The letter has gathered nearly 300 co-signers from across the American academy including Robert Reich of the University of California at Berkeley, Kermit Roosevelt III of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and James K. Galbraith of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The list of signatories also includes Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School, who is considered to be America's foremost authority on constitutional law. He taught constitutional law to Barack Obama and was a key backer of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. Tribe told The Guardian that he signed the letter because Manning appeared to have been treated in a way that "is not only shameful but unconstitutional" as he awaits court martial in Quantico marine base in Virginia over his alleged role in the leaked diplomatic and military cables at the center of the Wikileaks scandal.

Tribe went to say that the treatment of Pvt. Manning was objectionable "in the way it violates his person and his liberty without due process of law and in the way it administers cruel and unusual punishment of a sort that cannot be constitutionally inflicted even upon someone convicted of terrible offences, not to mention someone merely accused of such offences".

We urge the President in his role as Commander-in-Chief to end this cruel, degrading, shameful, counterproductive and ultimately inhumane treatment of Pvt. Manning. We also firmly believe that such treatment is not only unAmerican but runs contrary to the long-term interests of the United States. 

The full text of the letter is beneath the fold.

There's more...

The Academy Protests the Treatment of Bradley Manning

A letter written by Professor Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School and Yochai Benkler of Harvard Law School protesting the humiliating treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning has appeared in the New York Review of Books. The letter has gathered nearly 300 co-signers from across the American academy including Robert Reich of the University of California at Berkeley, Kermit Roosevelt III of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and James K. Galbraith of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The list of signatories also includes Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School, who is considered to be America's foremost authority on constitutional law. He taught constitutional law to Barack Obama and was a key backer of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. Tribe told The Guardian that he signed the letter because Manning appeared to have been treated in a way that "is not only shameful but unconstitutional" as he awaits court martial in Quantico marine base in Virginia over his alleged role in the leaked diplomatic and military cables at the center of the Wikileaks scandal.

Tribe went to say that the treatment of Pvt. Manning was objectionable "in the way it violates his person and his liberty without due process of law and in the way it administers cruel and unusual punishment of a sort that cannot be constitutionally inflicted even upon someone convicted of terrible offences, not to mention someone merely accused of such offences".

We urge the President in his role as Commander-in-Chief to end this cruel, degrading, shameful, counterproductive and ultimately inhumane treatment of Pvt. Manning. We also firmly believe that such treatment is not only unAmerican but runs contrary to the long-term interests of the United States. 

The full text of the letter is beneath the fold.

There's more...

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