A former New York attorney dying of cancer in a federal prison in Texas has been released on compassionate grounds and allowed to return home. Lynne Stewart, now 74, was known for defending politically radical defendants, including Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the the "Blind Sheikh," a leader ... More >>
After a hard-fought battle with the Bureau of Prisons, Brooklyn lawyer Lynne Stewart lost her bid for a compassionate release from jail. The 73-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer even before she was jailed in 2009, and her condition continued to deteriorate.
What gets a lawyer disbarred in New York? Apparently not trying to "engage in an oral sexual act" with a 13-year-old. In 2004 barrister Steven J. Lever chatted online and had several phone calls with a cop pretending to be a severely underage girl. He was arrested when he tried to meet the fictional ... More >>
The city finally says yes to a 20th-anniversary celebration of the famous battle in the park
A feud of staggeringly stupid proportions
Druggie athletes, Warhol redux, and Bobby Kennedy nostalgia at the 14th annual NYUFF
In ten days’ time radical defense lawyer Lynne Stewart will arrive at the gleaming, modern federal court house at 500 Pearl Street, go through the metal detectors, and take the elevator to courtroom 12B. She’ll have with her a toothbrush and three paperback books, and she’ll wear comfortable c ... More >>
On the second anniversary of Shock and Awe, the anti-war movement wants you
Black-led protest challenges capitalism, imperialism, and New York's very rich mayor
The parallel universes of Martha and Lynne
CUNY Law Says No Thanks to Lynne Stewart
Dozens of Lawyers Appeared at the Arraignment
Defending Arabs and Muslims in the Age of the New War
When Vincent Curto was gunned down by police during a robbery nearly four years ago, no one wanted to hear his nephew's accusation that he was brutally assaulted as he lay dying. Until now.