[Ppnews] Lynne Stewart defense files NSA Motion
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Tue Jun 20 14:02:11 EDT 2006
Lawyer Asks if U.S. Eavesdropped on Her
By PAT MILTON
Associated Press Writer
5:41 PM PDT, June 19, 2006
NEW YORK A civil rights attorney convicted of
aiding terrorists last year wants the federal
government to reveal whether any warrantless or
illegal electronic surveillance was conducted on
her or anyone involved in her case.
In a court petition filed Monday, Lynne Stewart
contends that such an inquiry is necessary to
determine whether government surveillance compromised her case.
The motion in federal court in New York follows
revelations last year that President Bush
authorized the National Security Agency to
monitor domestic communications -- without court
approval -- when one party is overseas and terrorism is suspected.
Stewart, 66, was convicted in February 2005 of
providing material support to terrorists by
releasing the message of a notorious jailed
client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. She also was
convicted of defrauding the government and making false statements.
Abdel-Rahman was convicted of seditious
conspiracy for his advisory role in a plot to
blow up five New York City landmarks, including the United Nations in 1995.
Stewart, who represented the blind sheik at his
trial, remained one of his lawyers afterward,
agreeing to special rules the U.S. government put
in place to prevent Abdel-Rahman from communicating with the outside world.
She had argued that Rahman was engaging in free
speech when he expressed his opinion about a
cease-fire by Islamic militants in Egypt that she
passed along in a 2000 press release.
Her sentencing was postponed indefinitely in
March after she was found to have breast cancer.
She faces as many as 20 years in prison.
The U.S. attorney's office declined to comment on the court motion.
Lynne Stewart case update:
Sunday, September 24th rally at Riverside Church
- time and details to be announced
Monday, September 25th - Lynne Stewart
Sentencing. Please join us at the last event of
the summer before Lynne's sentencing. See details below.
Lynne Stewart's Attorneys Ask Court if Govt Illegally Spied On Her
There is an upd'ate in the case of Civil rights
attorney Lynne Stewart she is the New York
attorney convicted of terror-related ccharges for
her work representing her imprisoned client,
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Stewart filed court
papers on Monday seeking to learn whether any
warrantless or illegal electronic surveillance
was conducted on her or anyone involved in her
case. Stewart maintains that the government's
case against her would be compromised if it
engaged in illegal surveillance. The Bush
administration has already admitted it monitored
jailhouse conversations between Stewart and her client.
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