October 26, 2005
Lynn Stewart Denied New Trial
According to the NYTimes here, Lynn Stewart, an attorney who was convicted for allegedly aiding a terrorist has been denied a new trial. Her case arises from her representation of Shiekh Omar Abdel Rahman. (see here) The claim for a new trial was premised on problems related to the jury. (see here). For details on Lynn Stewart's claims, see the Lynn Stewart Defense Committee website at http://www.lynnestewart.org/
In addition to rejecting Lynn Stewart's motion for a new trial, the NYTimes states that the judge also expressed that the two lawyers representing Stewart "had engaged in legal 'misconduct' by meeting with one of the jurors after the trial without notifying him or the prosecutors."
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