2020: In March 2019, after Chelsea Manning refused to testify before a federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, she was found to be in civil contempt, imprisoned, and fined $1,000 per day, purportedly as a means of coercing her to testify. A day before Manning's Grumbles Motion was scheduled to be heard, and after a year in prison, a federal judge for the eastern district of Virginia claimed that Manning's grand jury testimony was "no longer needed" and, on March 12, 2020, ordered her released and dimissed the grand jury. Despite the court's inability to coerce Manning, the judge refused to waive the fine which accumulated to a punitive $256,000.
2014: Jerry Koch's Motion to Vacate was granted by the New York federal district court, which issued this opinion and order, releasing Koch after serving 8 months in jail on charges of civil contempt for refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury. Accompanying Koch's motion was his declaration and index of enclosures.
2013: Matthew Duran's Motion for Termination of Confinement was granted, resulting in his release after serving 5 months in jail on charges of civil contempt for refusing to cooperate with a Seattle federal grand jury investigating anarchists. Duran also filed a Declaration regarding his stance on non-cooperation, which accompanied the motion.
2006: Nadia Winstead's reply to the government's opposition to seek evidence of unlawful electronic surveillance for use in a San Francisco federal grand jury.
2006: Ninth Circuit Court ruling in which the government is compelled to turn over any evidence of electronic surveillance of Nadia Winstead.
2007: Josh Wolf's Motion for Release from Non-Coercive Confinement was denied, but he was eventually released after serving nearly 8 months in jail on charges of civil contempt for refusing to testify or provide video footage to a San Francisco federal grand jury. Wolf maintained his refusal to testify, but in lieu of confinement he agreed to publish his footage online.
2006: Josh Wolf's Motion to Quash the grand jury subpoena.
2006: Josh Wolf's reply to the government's opposition to the Motion to Quash.