Skip to comments.Lawyer Is Due for Sentencing in Terror Case [Lynn Stewart]
Posted on 10/16/2006 2:07:05 AM PDT by aculeus
Lynne F. Stewart, the firebrand lawyer known for defending unsavory criminals, now faces the possibility of living out her life like many of them, in maximum-security lockdown in a federal prison.
Today, 20 months after she was convicted on terror charges, Ms. Stewart and two co-defendants who were convicted of conspiring with her will be sentenced in Federal District Court in Manhattan. Prosecutors, arguing that Ms. Stewart repeatedly flouted the law to aid the violent designs of an imprisoned terrorist client, have asked Judge John G. Koeltl to condemn her to 30 years in prison.
That would be a life sentence for Ms. Stewart, who turned 67 last week. Long an abrasive advocate of anti-government causes, these days she is not defiant. She is mournful about what she said were her failures as a lawyer.
She said that she completely misjudged how prosecutors viewed the sheik and the leeway she could take in defending him, as terrorism became an increasing threat to the United States. To me, the sheik was part of the demonized other, she said, part of a continuum with other violent radicals she had defended more successfully, including members of the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers.
She admits that she became too close to the sheik, insisting it was because of his deteriorating health and sanity after years in solitary confinement, not any affinity with his Islamic fundamentalism.
I ignored any warning signs, Ms. Stewart said. I led with my heart instead of my head and thought it would be all right.
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Mea Maxima Culpa.
Send her to Gitmo.
Prosecutors, arguing that Ms. Stewart repeatedly flouted the law to aid the violent designs of an imprisoned terrorist client, have asked Judge John G. Koeltl to condemn her to 30 years in prison.
That would be a life sentence for Ms. Stewart, who turned 67 last week.
Naaaah, she'd get out when she was 97.
Remember Lynn, to drop the soap is to show your good faith
in your fellow inmates.
It's too bad really, I'd hoped to see her hung.
From the tone of her comments she seems to want to elict sympathy. The Judge should throw the book at her. She had plenty of experience and knew better.
When I read this line, a scene from a Hellraiser movie popped into my head for some reason. The one where the demon chick is hanging out with the French guy and he tells her she can't go to America...well...he stood in Hell's way. This broad will be there soon!
Unfortunately, there was/is just such a continuum. More unfortunately for her, Ms. Stewart decided to make herself part of it.
Better late than never.
To me, the sheik was part of the demonized other, she said, part of a continuum
The liberal way of saying "I f @@ ked up".
Don't anybody get their hopes up. Judge Koeltl is a Bubba appointee, and this is in NY. No doubt Hillary has interceded for her by now with a big, fat pay-off in store for her when this treasonous bitch gets 3 years.
Death by hanging on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Traitors must pay the price and the country needs to see it. We have gone too soft with all this political correctness, multicultural sensitivity, "feel good" situational ethics crap. The same goes for that Johnny Taliban kid.
Bloodline. "I have faith in the light. The light, demon. THE LIGHT!!
I got a forty dollar bill says that President Hillary will pardon her. Any takers?
I am surprised that the lib/dems are requesting clemency & mercy for this traitorous bee-itch.....
30 years is not enough...she should get a firing squad at dawn!!!!
this diaperhead loving piece of shi-ite states that she was led by her heart to commit treason....just as muhammed atta and the other muzzie terrorists were!!!
she chose her side and it wasn't for the good of america...as a lawyer and officer of the court she was well aware of the law and the penalties.....
no mercy for treason!!!
Does anyone know the minimum she can get?
Who Is Behind Lynne Stewart?See also a related timeline at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/682473/posts?page=15#15
It was Ramsey Clark who urged Lynne Stewart to become the blind sheik's defense attorney. Clark's two previous choices, Center for Constitutional Rights attorneys and noted defenders of criminals and terrorists including the Palestinian assassin of Meyer Kahane William Kuntsler and Ron Kuby, had recused themselves.
On the CCR's links to the Vietnam antiwar movement and Soviet terrorist network in the 1960s-1970s, see my comments at:
Soros Funded Stewart Defense , Post 49
23 posted on 02/19/2005 12:08:12 PM PST by Fedora
I hope this sends a message to the NY Times ... and hope they are the next batch of traitors on trial.
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