The Providence Phoenix offers in-depth coverage of Adjunct Professor David Coombs's talk about his defense strategy for in the Wikileaks court-martial.

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The Providence Phoenix offers in-depth coverage of Adjunct Professor David Coombs's talk about his defense strategy for in the Wikileaks court-martial.

From the Providence Phoenix: "WikiLeaks: The Rhode Island Connection: Pfc. Manning's lawyer takes a local audience inside the courtroom" by Philip Eil

  • For Associated Press and other coverage of Coombs' visit, click here. 

David Coombs and Emily SackBRISTOL, R.I., October 3, 2013: [...] The federal prosecution of Private First Bradley Manning touches all of those subjects [...] But a Rhode Island connection? Actually, there’s one of those, too.

Manning’s lead defense attorney, Lieutenant Colonel David E. Coombs, is married to an associate professor of law at Roger Williams University named Tanya Monestier, and he practices law out of an office in Providence. And when the 44-year-old, Boise, Idaho, native sat down on September 25 in a classroom at RWU’s Bristol campus for his lengthiest public comments about the case to date, he began by reminding the audience that he once taught as an adjunct at RWU. “Although this is not my law school, I feel like it is,” he said.

Coombs was interviewed by RWU law professor Emily Sack, who turned the questioning over to guests in the packed auditorium during the second half of the hour. [...]

For full story, click here.