Legal ethics rules in all fifty states absolutely prevent lawyers from assisting their clients in the commission of criminal acts. Confidentiality and lawyer-client privilege rules have, everywhere that we know of, “crime-fraud” exceptions — communications sent by the client to the lawyer to facilitate the commission of future crimes are NOT confidential. Treason, in every state in the land, is severely punishable, even by death.
Break all these rules, and what do you get? About thirty years seems right. What you don’t get is the paltry 28-month sentence for traitor-lawyer Lynne Stewart, who admits passing messages from a convicted terrorist leader, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, a.k.a. “the Blind Sheikh,” to his followers.
Peter Pham and I have just written about this case on Tech Central Station: http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=102006D
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