Lynne Stewart

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    She should have gotten 30 years, if not the death penalty. She was every bit as guilty of treason as the Rosenbergs:

    http://opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009105

     
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    I think they had a better case against Lynne Stewart. She should have had to spend the rest of her life in jail.
     
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    Yep, wish they could resentence...
     
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    I don't know what Judge Koeltl was thinking...

    I was talking to a Judge about the sentence today. He was ok with it only because he said the government often tries to go after attorneys who represent particularly bad folk... kind of when they kept after Bruce Cutler cause he kept beating them on John Gotti's cases. He also said the problem was the messages were written in Arabic, which she couldn't read. I think she knew what they were anyway. She's a beast.
     
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    Yes, but I wish I knew more about the facts of the case. The radical in me is inclined to think they want to scare lawyers away from representing suspected terrorists. But I wouldn't mind if they just shot the suspects, so I guess I'm not really being consistent on this one.
     
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    The facts of the case are that Lynne Stewart was prohibited from arranging for communication between Abdel-Rahman and the outside world. She took his messages, written in arabic and brought them to other terrorists.

    But yes, there's an element of wanting to scare lawyers away from representing anyone the govt wants to get... not just terrorists. They did it to John Gotti, too.

    And yeah,,,, a bit inconsistent. I'm not real big on punishing "suspects"... that whole innocent til proven guilty thing.
     

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