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Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Responds to Court Ruling Upholding Conviction and Ordering Her to Prison
via Democracy Now
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 :Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart has been ordered to prison to begin serving a two-and-a-half year sentence after a federal appeals court upheld her conviction on Tuesday. Lynne Stewart was found guilty in 2005 of distributing press releases on behalf of her jailed client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the blind sheikh, who is serving a life sentence on terror-related charges. The panel also described Stewart's 28-month sentence as "strikingly low" and sent the case back to the trial judge to determine whether she deserved a longer prison term. In a Democracy Now national broadcast exclusive, Lynne Stewart joins us from New York.

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