Disbarred defense attorney Lynne Stewart's knowledge and intent when she passed messages from an imprisoned client to a terrorist group in Egypt was at the heart of intense arguments Tuesday at the 2nd Circuit. Defense attorney Joshua Dratel, trying to win a reversal of Stewart's conviction for providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy, claimed that Stewart's release of a statement by Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman to his followers in the Islamic Group was protected by the First Amendment.
2nd Circuit Considers Intent, Knowledge in Lynne Stewart Case
New York Law Journal
January 30, 2008