Judge sides with US in Manning document dispute

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By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore says she's satisfied for now with measures the military has taken to release documents related to Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's his court-martial in the Wikileaks case.

Lawyers for the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and other groups, including The Associated Press, have complained for more than a year that court documents related to the case were being released too slowly, if at all. Earlier this month, however, the Army put the vast majority of the documents online. It promised to be forthcoming with the documents as Manning's trial continues at Maryland's Fort Meade.

But lawyers for the center pressed for more and faster access during a hearing Monday. On Wednesday, however, a judge sided with the Army.

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