November 17, 2009

Leftist Terrorist Lawyer Ordered to Jail

If there is any justice, this will work out to be a life sentence.

A federal appeals court has ordered leftist Manhattan civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to surrender and begin serving her sentence immediately on her 2005 conviction for shuttling messages from imprisoned terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.

Stewart, 70, has been free on bail pending appeal since her 2005 conviction for using her status as Abdel-Rahman's lawyer to violate federal rules barring him from communicating from his high-security imprisonment, and her 2006 sentence to 28 months in jail by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl.

A three-judge panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Tuesday morning's ruling, not only affirmed Stewart's conviction and ordered her to prison immediately, but remanded the case to Koeltl to consider whether she should get a harsher sentence.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 17, 2009 01:01 PM

A harsher sentence???

How about TREASON? No, I guess she didn't "take up arms" against the country. SEDITION??? Youuuu Betcha'!!

Posted by: Dell at November 17, 2009 01:34 PM

The dissenting judge called her sentence a travesty and thought it should be much longer. The Appeals Court also had issues with the trial judge's acceptance of all of Stewart's "good" deeds when deciding on her sentence, but omitted to consider that Stewart had perjured herself on the stand during the trial.

Posted by: Penfold at November 17, 2009 05:38 PM

Once you've crossed the Rubicon and thrown in with the terrorists, all your "good deeds" are pretty much null and void in my mind.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 17, 2009 06:05 PM

As Mr. Burns says, "Exxxcelllent!"

Posted by: Federale at November 17, 2009 06:28 PM

So who's going to defend Khalid Sheik Mohammed now?

Posted by: Tim at November 17, 2009 09:46 PM

I recall the events and the charges. I am astonished that she is actually going to serve serious time, I thought certainly she would be disbarred, draw some penalty and basically go on with her life. Well, this was a relic of the Bush years and it looks like this was a federal prosecution. Knowing the policies on even the most notorious terrorists, can anyone believe that a repeat of these acts will be as thoroughly prosecuted? Or prosecuted at all? The Obies seem to seriously believe their own press, that kid-glove treatment and a ban on swirlees will deflate the jihadi juggernaut but already I see a fading of Lefty rhetorical support for that justification. If you listen and read you will notice that now they laud HoldBama as a more stern Decider on the fate of the terrs. They loudly demand the death penalty... oddly enough, and from the Juan Williamses to the Lone Whackoes, they all declare that the convictions AND executions are "slam dunk" certain. Didn't Marcia Clark have a slam-dunk case? Who dat?

Posted by: megapotamus at November 18, 2009 08:59 AM