Assault on defense lawyers

CounterPunch
by Elaine Cassel

10/19/06

Upon conviction, Stewart commented, 'I hope [this case] will be a wake-up call to all the citizens of this country and all the people who live here that you can't lock up the lawyers, you can't tell the lawyers how to do the job, you've got to let them operate.' But Stewart was wrong. Her case, the treatment of Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, a career Navy JAG lawyer; and a possible pending investigation of a civilian attorney (Clive Stafford Swift) for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, evidence the government's modus operandi to try to control attorneys for terrorism suspects or convicts and, if it cannot control them, to punish them -- perhaps even charging them as terrorists themselves, as occurred with Stewart...

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