[JURIST] Federal prosecutors filed a 220-page brief on Wednesday evening with the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to uphold the conviction of Martha Stewart. Earlier this month, Stewart's attorneys argued that federal prosecutors improperly suggested that Stewart was charged with insider trading at her trial. The appeals court will not hear oral arguments until early next year and most likely will not rule until after Stewart is released from prison. Stewart has said she nonetheless wants to continue with the appeal to clear her name. AP has more. The brief came one day after Stewart posted a Thanksgiving message on her website.