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Lawyer loses appeal in Minnesota terror case (Lynne Stewart to begin serving her prison sentence)
StarTribune ^ | 11/17/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; War on Terror
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1 posted on 11/17/2009 8:37:29 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

She’s another Obama supporter, just like Nidal Hasan.


2 posted on 11/17/2009 8:40:24 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The appeals court also ordered the trial judge to reconsider the length of her sentence, because the judge didn't consider whether she committed perjury at trial.

Two years is far too short.

3 posted on 11/17/2009 8:40:27 AM PST by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

No kidding....


4 posted on 11/17/2009 8:41:09 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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5 posted on 11/17/2009 8:41:36 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks for posting this.

I was just thinking about this witch.

About time she served her time.


6 posted on 11/17/2009 8:42:37 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Must be time for a Presidential pardon.


7 posted on 11/17/2009 8:43:04 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

... another America-hater that should be taking a dirt nap rather than being supported by the American taxpayer.


8 posted on 11/17/2009 8:44:21 AM PST by ByteMercenary (Healthcare Insurance is *NOT* a Constitutional right.)
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To: NormsRevenge
For everyone out there who can't seem to remember who Lynne is.......


9 posted on 11/17/2009 8:45:28 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If I can paraphrase Chrissy Matthews: It’s not illegal to smuggle messages to terrorists is it?


10 posted on 11/17/2009 8:45:28 AM PST by votemout
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

How’d ya like to map the genome that delivered her up? ;-)


11 posted on 11/17/2009 8:46:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Two years. I suppose it’s better than nothing.


12 posted on 11/17/2009 8:47:44 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


13 posted on 11/17/2009 8:48:04 AM PST by airedale
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To: airedale

A year in jail and she will have a better beard than KSM.


14 posted on 11/17/2009 8:51:04 AM PST by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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?


15 posted on 11/17/2009 8:54:37 AM PST by CaraMiaR (Excuse me, I have to adjust my aluminium hat.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This witch still hasn’t served any time? Preposterous.


16 posted on 11/17/2009 8:55:32 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


17 posted on 11/17/2009 8:59:13 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is this disgustingly ugly p.o.s. Stewart actually in jail yet?


18 posted on 11/17/2009 9:02:23 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Related to Helen Thomas?


19 posted on 11/17/2009 9:02:43 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: airedale

That’s why it’s being held here and not by the military in Gitmo....


20 posted on 11/17/2009 9:17:59 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Soon.....


21 posted on 11/17/2009 9:18:36 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Free Lynne Stewart! All power to the People! /sarcasm


23 posted on 11/17/2009 9:42:13 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: popdonnelly

Don’t free her......but, somebody get her a shave.


24 posted on 11/17/2009 9:43:47 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

WOO HOO!!! Too bad its not 20 years.


25 posted on 11/17/2009 9:46:17 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The Democrats do love their Muslim killers.
26 posted on 11/17/2009 9:51:07 AM PST by Hans
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What’d you say this guy’s name is?

Militant


27 posted on 11/17/2009 10:21:19 AM PST by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Oh my, she needs a shave. She is the epitimy of what Democrat socialist progressive Women look like.

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.

28 posted on 11/17/2009 10:48:39 AM PST by annieokie
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To: militant2

Butch.


29 posted on 11/17/2009 11:34:09 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: annieokie

“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..)


30 posted on 11/17/2009 11:39:18 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
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.

A travesty of justice. Should be executed for crimes against the State. Espionage is not a light charge. This is criminal conspiracy.

31 posted on 11/17/2009 12:30:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The nice thing about Google Image is that if you just drill down far enough, you can find all sorts of stuff.

Like this comely lass:

Or this funny picture of Abdul Rahman in a Santa Claus hat:

Evil, but cute.

32 posted on 11/17/2009 12:57:38 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Please tell me that’s a photoshop.


33 posted on 11/17/2009 1:00:59 PM PST by nina0113
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

She’s kind of cute, but still guilty!


34 posted on 11/17/2009 1:20:16 PM PST by Humbug (anyone seen my glasses?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

God, she is repulsive. Maybe she should consider shaving or waxing....


35 posted on 11/17/2009 1:27:10 PM PST by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Anyone taking bets as to whether or not she shows up for prison time?

Hello, Moamhar!

Libya is SO nice this time of year!


36 posted on 11/17/2009 1:36:43 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick leftists when they're down. Wait till they're half way back up. You get better leverage!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I love the chin hairs.


37 posted on 11/17/2009 1:37:46 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick leftists when they're down. Wait till they're half way back up. You get better leverage!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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, “I’ve gotten in trouble with the mainstream media because I called George Bush ‘the No. 1 terrorist in the world.’ People say, oh, no, he can’t be because he’s 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… I’m still standing and I will continue to stand… Let’s 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

38 posted on 11/17/2009 2:02:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

"FREE MUMIA" rally


39 posted on 11/17/2009 2:03:37 PM PST by kcvl
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To: pissant

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.


40 posted on 11/17/2009 2:08:51 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Feb. 21‚ 2007

Lynne Stewart and Michael Ratner are beginning a West Coast Tour this Friday night, February 23, at the Women’s 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 Stewart’s 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.

http://tinyurl.com/ygqnfah

******

Obama should prosecute Bush officials who designed torture policy
By Michael Ratner, December 3, 2008

One of Barack Obama’s 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.

http://www.progressive.org/mag/mpratner120308.html

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 pmproj@progressive.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’


41 posted on 11/17/2009 2:18:49 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Radical attorney, supporter of terrorists and cop-killers, backs Obama

http://jmw.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c5c3553ef0105357076e4970b-800wi

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.

http://jmw.typepad.com/political_warfare/2008/10/radical-attorney-supporter-of-terrorists-and-cop-killers-backs-obama.html


42 posted on 11/17/2009 2:26:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Maybe in jail they will teach her how to bathe and wash her hair. Evil b*tch should have received 15 years.


43 posted on 11/17/2009 2:27:04 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
If Helen Thomas was smart, she'd be seen as much as possible in the presence of Lynne Stewart.

Fuglynne Stewart is probably the only person who could make Helen look good by comparison.

44 posted on 11/17/2009 2:37:10 PM PST by mellow velo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


45 posted on 11/17/2009 2:45:44 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: kcvl

F’uglies of a feather...and all that.


46 posted on 11/17/2009 2:55:35 PM PST by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Lawyer loses appeal in Minnesota terror case...

Gosh, as far as I'm concerned she lost her 'appeal' a long, long time ago...

ba-dump bump!

47 posted on 11/17/2009 3:18:44 PM PST by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: 1066AD
Put her in the men's cell block ...? /sarc>

Was this a misdemeanor or a felony?

Will she be automatically disbarred...?

Cheers!

48 posted on 11/17/2009 3:47:56 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
For everyone out there who can't seem to remember who Lynne is....

3 words....Weapons Grade Ugly...

49 posted on 11/17/2009 3:52:13 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: NormsRevenge
How’d ya like to map the genome that delivered her up? ;-)

Looks like the product of a b*tch and a billy goat.

50 posted on 11/17/2009 3:56:13 PM PST by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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