[Marxism] Lynne Stewart Update

Steven L. Robinson srobin21 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 26 20:29:53 MDT 2005


No New Trial For Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart

October 26, 2005

<http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=3&aid=54524 >

Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart will not be getting a new trial.

A federal judge upheld her conviction Tuesday on charges she helped pass
messages from a convicted terrorist client to his followers.

Stewart said Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman was practicing free speech when he
issued a press release about a cease fire by Islamic militants in Egypt.

But the judge said: "The First Amendment lends no protection to
participation in a conspiracy, even if such participation is through
speech."

Stewart's sentencing is set for December. She faces up to 20 years in
prison.

Rahman was convicted of planning to blow up several New York City landmarks.

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