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    Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/ny...20stewart.html

    Defiant to the end as she embraced emotional supporters outside the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, Lynne F. Stewart, the radical lawyer known for defending unpopular clients, surrendered on Thursday evening to begin serving her 28-month sentence for assisting terrorism.

    “This is the day they executed Joe Hill, and his words were, ‘Don’t mourn me, organize,’ ” Ms. Stewart said as she walked toward the courthouse, referring to the labor organizer executed on Nov. 19, 1915, after a controversial trial. “I hope that will be the message that I send, too.”

    After a lengthy trial, a jury in 2005 convicted Ms. Stewart, now 70, of providing material aid to terrorism and of lying to the government while helping an imprisoned client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with his followers in Egypt.

    The sheik, a blind fundamentalist cleric, was serving a life sentence after his 1995 conviction for organizing a thwarted plot to blow up landmarks in New York. Ms. Stewart assisted him by communicating a statement from him to a reporter in Cairo, which allowed his followers to learn of it.

    The start of her prison term was put off while she appealed her conviction and so she could receive treatment for breast cancer. But on Tuesday, a federal appeals court panel upheld the verdict and ordered that Ms. Stewart begin serving her sentence.

    The appellate judges, questioning what one called a “breathtakingly low” sentence, also sent the case back to the trial judge, John G. Koeltl of Federal District Court, to determine if Ms. Stewart deserved a longer sentence in light of the seriousness of her conduct and the possibility that she had lied during her trial.
    Can't say I'm too sad about this one. The line between zealous advocacy and unethical/illegal behavior may be thin in some places, but this wasn't a hard case. She knew exactly what she was doing, and she may end up paying an additional price for her perjury.
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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
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    Can't say I'm too sad about this one. The line between zealous advocacy and unethical/illegal behavior may be thin in some places, but this wasn't a hard case. She knew exactly what she was doing, and she may end up paying an additional price for her perjury.
    She should be executed for treason. If this **** loves Islam so much, maybe she should move to Iran and see how ****ing long it takes before they rape her wrinkled ass and burn her alive for being a "Western whore".

    Who the **** does this whore think she's helping by taking the side of these child-raping murdering jihadist lowlives? Kill this ****.

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    "Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed"

    GOOD.

    She deserves much worse than she got.

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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    She should be executed for treason. If this **** loves Islam so much, maybe she should move to Iran and see how ****ing long it takes before they rape her wrinkled ass and burn her alive for being a "Western whore".

    Who the **** does this whore think she's helping by taking the side of these child-raping murdering jihadist lowlives? Kill this ****.
    Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman wasn't convicted of rape.
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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    In the universe of radical lawyers I don't think Lynne Stewart is unusual. Driven by an ideology as extreme in its own way as that of the Gitmo Five, and the struggle between what they believe is good and evil, some radical American lawyers will end of representing at least some members of the GF.

    Stewart took advocacy one step beyond the pale. But the mindset Stewart demonstrated is seen in so many of the members of the radicalized criminal defense attorney community. I wouldn't be surprised to see Stewart's behavior repeated, but in a more cunning manner.

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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    In the universe of radical lawyers I don't think Lynne Stewart is unusual. Driven by an ideology as extreme in its own way as that of the Gitmo Five, and the struggle between what they believe is good and evil, some radical American lawyers will end of representing at least some members of the GF.

    Stewart took advocacy one step beyond the pale. But the mindset Stewart demonstrated is seen in so many of the members of the radicalized criminal defense attorney community. I wouldn't be surprised to see Stewart's behavior repeated, but in a more cunning manner.


    Will they also tout themselves as "Civil rights lawyers" like she did? or will they just produce the ACLU card?


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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman wasn't convicted of rape.
    That's what these religious extremists do every day in Muslim nations. The fact that anyone can sympathize with scumbags like this makes them just as bad as the Islamic radicals as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    She deserves much worse than she got.

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    Im sure the inmates will take care of that.
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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Will they also tout themselves as "Civil rights lawyers" like she did? or will they just produce the ACLU card?


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    Re: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    That's what these religious extremists do every day in Muslim nations. The fact that anyone can sympathize with scumbags like this makes them just as bad as the Islamic radicals as far as I'm concerned.
    Your generalizations make your argument moot at best.
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