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Government asks NY judge to release ailing ex-terror trial lawyer from 10-year prison term
foxnews.com ^ | 12/31/13 | ap

Posted on 12/31/2013 2:52:48 PM PST by ColdOne

NEW YORK – A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live, prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons told a judge on Tuesday.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, the government said 74-year-old Lynne Stewart was suffering from breast cancer that has metastasized to the lungs and bones.

"Despite aggressive treatment, doctors have advised that her prognosis is poor," the letter said, adding she also has been diagnosed with anemia, high blood pressure, asthma and Type 2 diabetes.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: blindsheik; lynnestewart; terrorist
Stewart was convicted of helping a blind Egyptian sheik communicate with followers while he was serving a life sentence in a plot to blow up five New York landmarks and assassinate then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. She has been imprisoned since 2009 and wasn't scheduled for release until August 2018.
1 posted on 12/31/2013 2:52:48 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Let her rot in prison.


2 posted on 12/31/2013 2:54:41 PM PST by Shady (We will not comply. We are Free, We Are AMERICANS!)
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To: ColdOne

I think her release should be conditional on her enrolling in Obamacare, and no longer eligible for private insured health care.

Of course, Obamacare may not be too forthcoming with the chemo or other therapy; but they will probably offer her a big discount on euthanasia.


3 posted on 12/31/2013 2:56:13 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: ColdOne

I think she should go to Libya after her release. They have fantastic oncology care there.


4 posted on 12/31/2013 2:56:15 PM PST by heartwood
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To: ColdOne

Yea, sure. Some left wing doctor is gonna get her out. Lying bastards. When she is dead, I’ll believe it. Not before.


5 posted on 12/31/2013 2:56:22 PM PST by anton
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To: ColdOne

She doesn’t want to die in a cold and loveless place? Maybe she should ask to be transferred to Gitmo. It’s warm there and it houses people from the Religion of Peace, Toleration, and Love.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 2:58:52 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Shady; ColdOne

Let her turn into grave yard worm food while in prison.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 2:59:28 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ColdOne

8 posted on 12/31/2013 3:01:58 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: ColdOne

This might actually be an attempt on the part of the prison system not to pay for her care. The prison population by law must be given all available care. In Texas they gave a liver to somebody on death row so the wouldn’t have to continue paying for his medication. (A civilian died due to this decision.)


9 posted on 12/31/2013 3:02:17 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: ColdOne

Can’t she get oncology care in prison?


10 posted on 12/31/2013 3:03:56 PM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: ColdOne

Throw her to the pigs...

I have money to bet oBAMA has a hand in this request.


11 posted on 12/31/2013 3:04:15 PM PST by glasseye
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To: ColdOne

The EXEMPT hated Congress has made this a
tyranny against the People
for al Qaeda and their lawyers.


12 posted on 12/31/2013 3:05:46 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: ColdOne

The amount of compassion given her should correspond to the amount of compassion she held for her potential victims at the time of her crime.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 3:08:01 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americaa)
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To: ColdOne

No way!

She should have been shot for treason.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 3:08:32 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: ColdOne

F*** her. Let her rot.


15 posted on 12/31/2013 3:08:36 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ColdOne

Libyan Terrorist Scenario 101


16 posted on 12/31/2013 3:09:04 PM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: ColdOne

Does she have oil rights the Brits might be interested in?


17 posted on 12/31/2013 3:09:53 PM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: ColdOne
NEW YORK – A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live

We heard the same bullshit about the guy who downed the air liner and he lived like a king in Libya after his release until he died. Let the POS die in jail!!

18 posted on 12/31/2013 3:11:15 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Shady
Let her rot in prison.

This

19 posted on 12/31/2013 3:16:26 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: Gen.Blather
This might actually be an attempt on the part of the prison system not to pay for her care.

I can go with that thinking. Whichever way costs the taxpayers less.

20 posted on 12/31/2013 3:16:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Shady

Ditto.


21 posted on 12/31/2013 3:20:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t get it.

Why are the people who are supposed to serving America — asking for America’s enemy to be released?


22 posted on 12/31/2013 3:20:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Here, traitor... CHOOSE!


23 posted on 12/31/2013 3:22:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ColdOne

When she dies in jail, fill her cell with concrete so she never gets out.


24 posted on 12/31/2013 3:23:01 PM PST by donmeaker (A man can go anywhere on earth, and where man can go, he can drag a cannon.)
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To: TigersEye
Whichever way costs the taxpayers less.


25 posted on 12/31/2013 3:23:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Shady

I am opposed to letting her rot in prison, but the law doesn’t permit torture. We should waterboard her, which is not torture, but right up next to it, and continue that until she qualifies for federal wetlands status.


26 posted on 12/31/2013 3:25:44 PM PST by donmeaker (A man can go anywhere on earth, and where man can go, he can drag a cannon.)
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To: ColdOne

She helped the first bombers of WTC. I have no problem with her dying in prison, really. I don’t think that makes me a bad person.


27 posted on 12/31/2013 3:26:57 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: BenLurkin

Her family can pay for that too.


28 posted on 12/31/2013 3:29:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ColdOne


29 posted on 12/31/2013 3:32:51 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: heartwood

hehehe


30 posted on 12/31/2013 3:38:34 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Chode

My thoughts exactly.


31 posted on 12/31/2013 3:42:41 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: ColdOne

Let her rot.


32 posted on 12/31/2013 3:44:23 PM PST by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: ColdOne

“because she has less than 18 months to live”

Gee, where have we heard this BULL before?


33 posted on 12/31/2013 3:44:54 PM PST by G Larry
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To: ColdOne

There was a banker crook that pulled a scam in Dallas - talked the judge into letting him out for his terminal brain tumor, and then lived the good life for another 10 years. And let’s not forget the PanAm bomber how got a compassionate released and lived it up in Libya until the regime change there.

I have a better idea - let’s throw her in a cell with Pollard.


34 posted on 12/31/2013 3:49:30 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Just saw a blurb over on the Jerusalem Post...

Judge to free terrorist lawyer.

Didn’t get the rest of it.
Will keep looking.


35 posted on 12/31/2013 4:26:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Shady

Lynne Stewart is one of the most hardcore communist lawyers I’ve ever seen. Only Steve Cohen and Mike Ratner, both of NY City, are just as hardcased.

Let her die in her cell where she belongs. She is a “clear and present” danger to America and most be kept in jail till she dies (No Libyan bomber fake illness this time).

I won’t be satisfied that she is dead until I see the autopsy being done on her. Wouldn’t be surprised to find out that she didn’t have a heart (lots of company on that one - Hillary, Sebelius, Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Sheila Lee Jackson, Medea Benjamin, Cynthia McKinney, Barbara Boxer, Eliz. Warren, etc).

A dead red is the only kind of good red!


36 posted on 12/31/2013 4:29:01 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ColdOne

She has a husband? Didn’t know that Jabba the Hut was married?

Well, you learn something new every day.

Who’s the lucky fellow? Anyone know? And please don’t say Mr. Lynne Stewart. That’s so olddddd!


37 posted on 12/31/2013 4:31:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: anton

Didn’t they pull the same stunt with the Lockerbie bomber? Then he went home to Libya to live happily for another 2+ years. The ONLY reason I’d release her is that her healthcare then becomes her and her family’s problem.


38 posted on 12/31/2013 4:35:57 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

They are liars. Its in their nature. Now Eric Holder is behind it and she will go free.


39 posted on 12/31/2013 4:44:51 PM PST by anton
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To: tet68

Since Holder’s DOJ is pushing this, it may be tied to the planned release of Pollard.


40 posted on 12/31/2013 4:48:45 PM PST by PAR35
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To: donmeaker

Excellent!


41 posted on 12/31/2013 5:05:40 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: anton

When I get upset/anxious/ticked over stuff/people like this, I remind myself that life is short and there’s Someone Else to sort it all out and judge each of us.


42 posted on 12/31/2013 5:25:00 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: ColdOne

Didn’t England fall for that one recently?


43 posted on 12/31/2013 6:46:41 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: TigersEye; Gen.Blather

You’ve got to love the practical thinking FReepers bring to bear on problems.


44 posted on 12/31/2013 6:53:51 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Has the traitor signed-up for nobamacare as yet? If not, double her sentence. The only “compassion” I’d give her is a bullet.


45 posted on 01/01/2014 5:47:13 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: anton

Yup- like Kevorkian and the mastermind of the Lockerbee airline bombing who’s still alive and well in Libya several years after his release.

The Muslim Brotherhood couldn’t get the Blind Sheikh out of prison (yet), but the next best thing is his lawyer, Ms.Stewart. Our PINO must have made that “compassion” call to the Judge in between snorkeling and playing another round.


46 posted on 01/01/2014 10:57:59 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: anton

Yup- like Kevorkian and the mastermind of the Lockerbee airline bombing who’s still alive and well in Libya several years after his release.

The Muslim Brotherhood couldn’t get the Blind Sheikh out of prison (yet), but the next best thing is his lawyer, Ms.Stewart. Our PINO must have made that “compassion” call to the Judge in between snorkeling and playing another round.


47 posted on 01/01/2014 10:58:06 AM PST by Sioux-san
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