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Kansas judge to consider Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change name from Bradley

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a hearing in his court martial. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on Manning’s request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 22, 2014 - 11:05 PM

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.

District Judge David King is slated to consider Manning's request later Wednesday in a Leavenworth County courtroom.

Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth and isn't expected to attend the hearing. The former intelligence analyst said in August that she wants to be known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning instead of Bradley Edward Manning and to be treated as a woman.

Manning filed the court petition as the first step toward getting her Army records changed.

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