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November 6, 2006

2006.11.06: Lynne Stewart Events (sorry so late posting)

From: Susan Morris
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 5:43 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Lynne Stewart Events (sorry so late posting)
An Evening with Celebrated Attorney Lynne Stewart
Before Her Sentencing

Wednesday, October 11
Fordham Law School- 62nd and Columbus in Manhattan
4:30p-6:00p in Room 303

Beloved criminal defense attorney Lynne Stewart is
kind enough to join us just five days before
sentencing to discuss her case and the right to
counsel in the United States. For thirty years, Ms.
Stewart worked tirelessly as an advocate for the
marginalized, the poor, and the oppressed.

Ms. Stewart’s spirited advocacy ran afoul of the Bush
Administration’s notion of justice in the so-called
War on Terror. The Justice Department perverted her
representation of a Muslim cleric into a fanciful
conspiracy to support terrorism-related violence.

The Government demands that Lynne Stewart, a 67 year
old grandmother with cancer, serve 30 years in jail
after a prosecution that smacked of the Red Scare
revised for a post 9-11 America. Her conviction is
certain to chill lawyers’ representation of unpopular
clients. Ms. Stewart’s many supporters believe that
stripping her of the ability to practice law is
punishment enough and that jail time would be

Ms. Stewart will be joined by Professor Martha Rayner,
director of the International Justice Clinic at
Fordham Law School, who will discuss the affront to
the Sixth Amendment represented by Stewart’s
prosecution. Professor Rayner will also speak about
her representation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay held
by the U.S. government indefinitely without charge.

Wednesday, October 11
Fordham Law School- 62nd and Columbus in Manhattan
4:30p-6:00p in Room 303

Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild at Fordham

For more information or to co-sponsor e-mail Daniel
Gross at
— Bruce Bentley wrote:

> New York City National Lawyers Guild
> Legal Observer Listserv
> Come to the tributes and rallies in support of Lynne
> Stewart:
> Friday, October 13, 2006 at 6PM at St. Ambrose’s
> Church in Harlem at 9 West
> 130th Street between 5th and Lenox Avenue. (2/3
> train to 125th Street)
> Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 4 PM at Riverside Church
> between 120th and 122nd
> Streets on Riverside Drive (#1 train to 125th
> Street)
> Monday, October 16, 2006 at 8 AM – Rally at Tom
> Paine Park at 40 Foley
> Square before Lynne’s sentencing. (4/5/6 trains to
> Brooklyn Bridge; J/M/Z
> trains to Chambers Street)
> For more information, go to
> Assume anything sent by email is not secure.
> Whenever you are a Legal Observer, please take note:
> “Did NYPD take photos or videos? If yes, describe.”
> To view the NLG NYC Mass Defense Calendar, go to:

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