Ex-defense lawyer Lynne Stewart’s attempt to win a reduction of her sentence for helping her imprisoned client communicate with his followers in an Egyptian terrorist group was rejected yesterday by a federal appeals court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit turned aside Stewart’s claim that she was punished with a 10-year prison term at resentencing in 2010 for making comments outside of court following her initial, lighter sentence in 2006.

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