NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD CALLS FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF OUTRAGE IN RESPONSE TO LYNNE STEWART VERDICT
Organize for Thursday, February 17!
The National Executive Committee of the NLG calls on all Guild chapters to organize and to take part in local actions as part of a "National Day of Outrage" in response to yesterday's Lynne Stewart verdict, which we see as an attack not only on our cherished colleague and fellow NLG member but also on all members of the legal community who represent unpopular clients and causes. We are calling for this coordinated day of action to be held next Thursday, February 17 in your cities, towns, and, if you are a law student, at your school. We are putting together a list of suggested actions to take and will send this out ASAP. Please begin making arrangements and stay tuned for more information.
This will be just one step in our ongoing support for Lynne Stewart and in defense of all of those who take on controversial cases.
[Note: This is a press release from The National Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Guild so I'm quoting it in full assuming that fair use is not an issue since they are attempting to get the word out. For more information about this organization, please check the web site of the National Lawyers Guild.]