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    July 15, 2010 A 70-year-old civil rights lawyer was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison in a terrorism case by a judge who boosted her original sentence by nearly eight years after concluding she lied to a jury and lacked remorse.

    "I'm somewhat stunned," Lynne Stewart told U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl after he announced the sentence for her conviction for letting a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his radical followers despite restrictions in place to prevent it.

    The sentence, nearly four times longer than the two-year, four-month sentence she originally received in 2006, left Stewart sobbing in her prison uniform after Koeltl described his reasons for increasing the prison time significantly.

    An appeals court had ordered a new sentencing, saying the terrorism component of the case needed to be considered, along with whether she committed perjury at her trial. The court said it had "serious doubts" whether her original sentence was reasonable.

    The judge said public comments Stewart made after her first sentencing showed him that the "original sentence was not sufficient." He said she showed "a lack of remorse for conduct that was both illegal and potentially lethal."

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    WOOT! and then some!
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    Impressive... :eek:


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    I love that it was reported by NPR. They must have choked on their tofu when that story broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    I love that it was reported by NPR. They must have choked on their tofu when that story broke.
    I hope she never walks free again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    I hope she never walks free again.
    Don't count your chickens; the Magic Negro might pardon her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Don't count your chickens; the Magic Negro might pardon her.
    Oh the pleasure to be had making a campaign issue out of that if he did . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Oh the pleasure to be had making a campaign issue out of that if he did . . . .
    The retards on the left would love it though. I betcha Obama had a hand in the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DU+NU_Reject View Post
    Impressive... :eek:


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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."
    ^^^^wut he said^^^ :D
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