Three different opinions were issued by the 2nd Circuit Tuesday as judges staked out positions on how the court should review the 28-month sentence disbarred attorney Lynne Stewart was ordered to serve in 2006 following her conviction for helping imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman communicate with his followers. The opinions were issued as the circuit announced it was declining to rehear en banc a November ruling by a three-judge circuit panel that was itself divided over the leniency shown Stewart.
2nd Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Lynne Stewart's Sentence
New York Law Journal
February 24, 2010