January 3, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Former civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was released from prison on Tuesday after a federal judge ordered the "compassionate release." Judge John Koeltl granted the motion after it was filed Tuesday, finding that Stewart's terminal health condition qualified her for "compassionate release." ...[read more]
January 1, 2014
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A federal judge on Tuesday approved the release of former civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart after the director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) filed a motion requesting her sentence be adjusted to time-served. Judge John G. Koeltl granted the motion after it was filed Tuesday, finding that Stewart' ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld a ten-year prison sentence for former civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart for her terrorism conviction. Stewart's sentence was increased to ten years from 28 months last year after a federal judge found that she had shown no remorse ...[read more]
November 19, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 19, 2003, New York civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was charged in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for helping a convicted terrorist communicate with followers. Stewart was accused of providing material support to her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who ...[read more]
July 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to 10 years in prison, increasing her original sentence of 28 months. Stewart was convicted by a jury in 2005 on charges of conspiracy, giving material support to terrorists and defrauding the US government for smuggling ...[read more]
November 24, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says the clear message of the recent 125-page majority opinion from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholding the convictions of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart will undoubtedly chill the willingness of ...[read more]
November 17, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
US v. Sattar, et al., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, November 17, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Lynne Stewart... ...[read more]
November 17, 2009
by Jay Carmella
A US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit panel affirmed the conviction of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart on Tuesday, and ordered her to begin her prison sentence. Stewart, along with Mohammed Yousry and Ahmed Abdel Satter, were convicted of various crimes based on association with ...[read more]
April 25, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Convicted civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was disbarred from the New York Bar after her request to voluntarily resign from practicing law was rejected. Stewart was convicted in 2005 of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists for helping imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman ...[read more]
October 16, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Convicted civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart received a sentence of 28 months Monday. Stewart was convicted of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists for helping imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman communicate with his terrorist followers. Stewart was also convicted of defrauding ...[read more]

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