On Tuesday Julian Assange was granted bail by a London court only to have it pulled out from under him after lawyers appealed. The WikiLeaker returned to court today, however, and has once again been granted bail. It isn't immediately clear when Assange will be released, as conditions and details are still being worked out, but it could be as soon as today but likely no later than tomorrow. As his lawyer, Mark Stephens, put it on the steps of court earlier today "He will not be going back to that Victorian prison. He will not be going back to that cell once occupied by Oscar Wilde."
While much focus has been on Assange's release and the Swedish charges against him, the other big aspect of the story—the actual leaks and what to do about them—continues apace. Recent reports have found that the Army is blocking sites which have published the leaks, including the New York Times, and the State Department is asking its employees to not only refrain from reading the leaks at work but also at home.
All the while the U.S. continues to try to figure out how it can charge Assange for his role in obtaining a quarter-million diplomatic cables—since using the Espionage act looks increasingly unlikely. The latest idea? Try and prove that Assange colluded in a conspiracy with Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is currently locked up under suspicion he provided the site with materials.
And of course, the leaks, they keep leaking. Some recently revealed tidbits include stories of Hugo Chavez getting angry after China resold his oil for a profit and about and early warnings of the financial crisis.