Skip to comments.Lawyer loses appeal in Minnesota terror case (Lynne Stewart to begin serving her prison sentence)
Posted on 11/17/2009 8:37:29 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
A federal appeals court has ordered a civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case that originated in Minnesota to begin serving her prison sentence.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan today also upheld Lynne Stewart's conviction, which was based in part on illegally aiding her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, during a visit with him at the federal prison in Rochester, Minn., in May 2000.
She was convicted of smuggling messages between Abdel-Rahman and a terrorist group.
Stewart was sentenced to a little more than two years in prison.
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She’s another Obama supporter, just like Nidal Hasan.
Two years is far too short.
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Thanks for posting this.
I was just thinking about this witch.
About time she served her time.
Must be time for a Presidential pardon.
... another America-hater that should be taking a dirt nap rather than being supported by the American taxpayer.
If I can paraphrase Chrissy Matthews: It’s not illegal to smuggle messages to terrorists is it?
How’d ya like to map the genome that delivered her up? ;-)
Two years. I suppose it’s better than nothing.
How many of the lawyers working for the Gitmo detainees in their trials in NYC will do the exact same thing with classified info, names of agents etc? All it takes is 1.
A year in jail and she will have a better beard than KSM.
She’ll probably end up on KSM’s defense team. One more reason NOT to try him in Southern District of NY. Does anyone even remember that sentencing for a terrorist involved in first WTC bombing was scheduled for 9/11/01 in the Federal courthouse in lower Manhattan but me?
This witch still hasn’t served any time? Preposterous.
She carried terror messages when she was the killer’s lawyer.
Let her rot in prison. It’s a travesty that she walked free all this time since her conviction.
Is this disgustingly ugly p.o.s. Stewart actually in jail yet?
Related to Helen Thomas?
That’s why it’s being held here and not by the military in Gitmo....
Free Lynne Stewart! All power to the People! /sarcasm
Don’t free her......but, somebody get her a shave.
WOO HOO!!! Too bad its not 20 years.
What’d you say this guy’s name is?
Someone should have slapped her parents for raising this mess. To think that when she was a baby everyone went coo che coo che coo, maybe.
When you are that much of a mess, no wonder you hate everything and it shows.
“Why....she was so ugly, the doctor slapped her mother....
She was soooooo ugly, that the doctor held her up by her wrists and slapped her face to get her to cry....”
(bah dum bah..)
A travesty of justice. Should be executed for crimes against the State. Espionage is not a light charge. This is criminal conspiracy.
Like this comely lass:
Or this funny picture of Abdul Rahman in a Santa Claus hat:
Evil, but cute.
Please tell me that’s a photoshop.
She’s kind of cute, but still guilty!
God, she is repulsive. Maybe she should consider shaving or waxing....
Anyone taking bets as to whether or not she shows up for prison time?
Libya is SO nice this time of year!
I love the chin hairs.
Margarita Rosario, Cindy Sheehan, Lynne Stewart
Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan told about how the Bush regime had stolen the life of her son Casey, a U.S. solider killed in the Iraq war, and said, Ive gotten in trouble with the mainstream media because I called George Bush the No. 1 terrorist in the world. People say, oh, no, he cant be because hes an elected leader of a state. Well, first of all, who elected him? Did any of you vote for him? No. He is an illegitimate leader of this brutal state.
Margarita Rosario, whose son and nephew were killed by the NYPD, said: My son received 14 shots to his back while he was face down on the floor. And my nephew the same thing. They destroyed my life Im still standing and I will continue to stand Lets tell the community of Harlem today that we need to fight!
Travis Morales of the Revolutionary Communist Party said, The immigration police, la migra, with their cowboy hats and shotguns, busting down the doors of homes, rounding up people and deporting them, terrorizing and tearing families apart, leaving children and babies stranded with their neighbors
Nooses hung from a whites-only tree in Jena, Louisiana
"FREE MUMIA" rally
The blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman
Stewart was imprisoned and disbarred for assisting her translator to convey a message to 1993 World Trade Center bombing master-mind Omar Abdel-Rahman in prison from Egyptian terrorist group, and then delivering his response at her press conference.
Feb. 21 2007
Lynne Stewart and Michael Ratner are beginning a West Coast Tour this Friday night, February 23, at the Womens Building in San Francisco. The tour is a joint benefit for the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee and the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Michael Ratner is also a renowned attorney. He is president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), an organization that has helped lead the fight against the massive repression unleashed in the wake of 9/11.
A list of Stewarts clients over the years tells the tale. They have included, among others, members of the Black Panthers, participants in the 1971 Attica prison uprising, and Puerto Rican independence fighters. Her conviction arises from her legal defense of the blind Shiek Omar Abdel Rachman, now serving a life sentence for seditious conspiracy,” a prosecution which grew out of investigations of the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993.
Obama should prosecute Bush officials who designed torture policy
By Michael Ratner, December 3, 2008
One of Barack Obamas first acts as president should be to instruct his attorney general to appoint an independent prosecutor to initiate a criminal investigation of former Bush Administration officials who gave the green light to torture.
Michael Ratner is president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and author of The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Ratner, a professor at Columbia Law School
Michael Ratner hopes Americans will pressure Obama to end the war in Iraq.
Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights ... ‘CHANGE has come to America’
Radical attorney, supporter of terrorists and cop-killers, backs Obama
October 10, 2008
Michael Ratner, head of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York, has a decades-long record of defending and litigating on behalf of terrorists and cop-killers.
CCR has worked on behalf of the Weather Underground, the terrorist group made famous by Obama supporters Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Ratner and/or his organization have provided legal support to:
The convicted murderer of two FBI agents;
The convicted murderer of a Georgia deputy sheriff;
The convicted murderer of a Philadelphia police officer;
The convicted murderer of a New Jersey state trooper;
The convicted murderer of a New York City police officer;
Convicted terrorists who planted more than 100 bombs in Chicago and New York;
One of the convicted masterminds of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York;
The convicted bomber of a New York synagogue;
A terrorist working for Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi (who himself has endorsed Obama);
And much more.
Ratner now supports Barack Obama.
Ratner is also an open supporter of Cuba’s Fidel Castro (who has heaped praise on Obama as his favorite candidate for president of the United States)
Ratner has a long record of aiding and abetting terrorists through providing legal support to spring terrorists out of prison, obstruct their convictions, file appeals on their behalf.
“CCR leader Michael Ratner went to the U.S. Supreme Court to get constitutional protections extended to captured terrorists and illegal combatants. He sued to weaken post-9/11 counterterrorism laws.
“He’s also an aggressive propagandist of the Soviet old school who knows how to make headlines to spin public opinion. Where he once pushed communist causes, today he’s pushing Islamist extremism.”
“They gave legal support to Abdul Majid and Bashir Hameed, now in prison for snuffing the life from New York City Police Officer John Scarangella and attempting to kill his partner. They provided legal counsel for Joanne Chesimard, convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and now hiding in Cuba.
“They provided legal and political support to Lynne Stewart, the lawyer convicted of providing ‘material support’ to Omar Abdel-Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheik’ who was behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and was considered a spiritual leader to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.
“The CCR’s Ratner has gone to the mat for Stewart, even after her conviction for supporting terror.”
Ratner signed a public letter of support for Obama’s candidacy, dated January 28, 2008, and placed online on a blog called Habeas Lawyers for Obama. The point of contact for the blog is Gary A. Isaac, whose telephone number, 312-701-7025, appears on the blog.
The letter also appears on Democrats.com and the Wall Street Journal website. The signers of the letter say they “have been deeply involved” in litigation in defense of terrorist detainees at Guantanamo. Twice they urge support for Obama. They say they are defending the terrorists in order to defend habeas corpus. That might be true for many of the signers, but with Ratner’s documented support for terrorists going back to the time Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were throwing bombs, it’s clear that habeas corpus isn’t the only thing Obama’s lawyer-backer is trying to protect.
Maybe in jail they will teach her how to bathe and wash her hair. Evil b*tch should have received 15 years.
Fuglynne Stewart is probably the only person who could make Helen look good by comparison.
Good Lord in heaven, that almost makes Helen Thomas look good. I’ve heard she has no personal hygiene (which you can tell my the stringy hair and nice beard), and that she smells like an open sewer. Disgusting.
F’uglies of a feather...and all that.
Gosh, as far as I'm concerned she lost her 'appeal' a long, long time ago...
Was this a misdemeanor or a felony?
Will she be automatically disbarred...?
3 words....Weapons Grade Ugly...
Looks like the product of a b*tch and a billy goat.