Thursday, February 10, 2005
This case highlights the tension between a lawyer zealously representing her client and crossing the line into aiding and abetting terrorism
The New York Times > National > Civil Rights Lawyer Is Convicted of Aiding Terrorists
Lynne Stewart is, by all accounts, a leftist radical. Sher is a member of the National Lawyer's Guild, a communist organization, and has taken very controversial stances throughout her career.
Today, she was convicted of aiding terrorists by couriering messages from her imprisoned clients to terrorist groups domestically and abroad.
She claims she was doing her job. The government claims she was aiding the furtherance of a terrorist plot.
This will be appealed, and will probably go all the way.