NEW YORK -- Veteran civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart has vowed to fight her conviction on terrorism charges. But her case has already left some of her colleagues on the city's legal scene clearly shaken.
"It's a dark day for civil liberties and for civil liberties lawyers in this country," attorney Ron Kuby said on Thursday following the verdict in federal court in Manhattan. "In the post 9-11 era, where dissidents are treated as traitors, it's perhaps no surprise that a zealous civil rights lawyer becomes a convict."
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Friday, February 11
A DARK DAY
I just heard on democracynow.org that Lynne Stewart has been convicted and disbarred on terrorism charges. We have no journalists in this country soon we will have no lawyers as well. The darkness deepens. Sleep on oh ship of state!