[Ppnews] Lynne Stewart defense files NSA Motion

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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.

JOIN THE LYNNE STEWART DEFENSE COMMITTEE IN A
NIGHT OF SOLIDARITY IN BROOKLYN
SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH 7:30 P.M

WHO WILL BE THERE BESIDES ALL OF YOU?*

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Sunday, June 25 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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TURN OUT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATE TO KEEP 
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*Because of a change in the original date of our 
evening Amiri Baraka could not attend due to a 
scheduling conflict on a return from overseas.

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