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Political Prisoner Lynn Stewart’s Sentence Upped

We have not talked about Lynn Stewart, the lawyer for the blind sheik, here, so I am bringing her to your attention. She is a political prisoner and was resentenced today. A federal appeals court told the district judge to resentence her if he determined that she perjured herself during the trial. Being good at taking hints and toeing the line, he promptly found her guilty of perjury and increased her sentence to four times the original length. If they accidentally withhold her meds while in prison, she will likely do as they want and die. This is more putting the squeeze on defense lawyers of accused “terrorists.” We can’t let the terrorists have good lawyers, and we have to keep lawyers in line who might be willing to defend such clients. You can read the story here.

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