Judge sentences US civil liberties lawyer Lynne Stewart to 10 years

I guess everyone is not entitled to proper representation.

It is clearer than ever that this “chilling effect” was precisely the government’s aim in prosecuting Stewart. The prosecution, indeed persecution, of the civil liberties lawyer for nearly a decade, has been bound up from the beginning with the government’s “war on terrorism,” which was launched in the immediate aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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