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Lynne Stewart

  1. gossipmonger
    Paris Hilton (Finally) Embarrasses HerselfParis Hilton’s next movie is so bad even she doesn’t want to be associated with it. Karl Rove ran a great campaign for student-body president in high school. Michael Jackson’s kids are polite, ate cake. Bob Costas told Mario Cuomo, others that the Yankees should trade A-Rod. Exes Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal ran into each other at Capitale, talked. Liz Smith likes Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers. A lot. Marc Ecko bought a rhinoceros. Lawyer Lynne Stewart eats healthy. Madonna, who rents her English estate out for pheasant hunts, recently imported some new birds from France. Model Tyra Banks doesn’t like porn star Tyra Banxxx, who just made a new video. CBS is casting a reality show about lazy people. (But nobody bothered to show up! Rimshot!) Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey went to a party, didn’t have their picture taken together. Ellen Burstyn wrote a book. U2 is moving its music-publishing biz out of Ireland, to avoid some taxes. Patrick McCarthy held a dinner for the new W, at which a photographer fell out of his chair. Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott is getting a big dinner at the Rainbow Room for being good to the environment; the Eagles will perform. Aretha Franklin is afraid of heights. “Page Six” is sorry for saying Vince Vaughn was “making out” with a chick he was actually just saying hello to. A blogger says Idaho Senator Larry Craig is gay.
  2. in other news
    Fun With Local Papers’ Headlines: ‘One of These Things Is Not Like the Others’ Edition Old-lefty defense attorney Lynne Stewart was sentenced yesterday to 28 months in prison for smuggling messages out of prison for her convicted terrorist client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. The government had requested a 30-year sentence. Here are five local papers’ headlines on today’s story: “Stewart Gets 28 Months on Terror Charge” “Terror Lawyer Off Light” “Lawyer, Facing 30 Years, Gets 28 Months, to Dismay of U.S.” “Civil Rights Lawyer Gets 28 Months in Prison” “Wrist Slap for Smirk Jerk Terror Attorney” So, can you guess which one is the Post’s? Earlier: Lynne Stewart Sentence Begins; Chaos Ensues
  3. intel
    Lynne Stewart Sentencing Begins; Chaos Ensues Chaos erupted on the twelfth floor of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse in lower Manhattan this morning when Lynne Stewart, the left-wing criminal-defense lawyer convicted of materially aiding terrorism last year, appeared for sentencing before U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl a bit after nine. “Free Lynne! Free Lynne!” shouted at least 100 of her supporters massed outside the courtroom, some of them raising their fists in a Black Power salute, others singing from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” They had gathered earlier for a rally in Foley Square to support Stewart’s efforts to be spared prison, perhaps with a sentence of home confinement. She has undergone radiation therapy for breast cancer.