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A wised-up federal judge dropped a 10-year hammer on radical lawyer Lynne Stewart for serving as handmaiden to the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing – and still let her off way too easy.Manhattan Federal Judge John Koeltl could have given Stewart the 30-year max or even the 15 years prosecutors called for. The best that can be said is that a decade’s stretch is far longer than the 28 months Koeltl initially thought appropriate.Thank goodness a federal appeals panel ordered Koeltl, in a thundering and highly unusual decision, to take a long, hard look at the seriousness of Stewart’s offenses and increase the sentence.He did so,Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online (3, while saying with insistent, excessive mercy that 10 years will be ”sufficient but not greater than necessary” to punish Stewart.As for explaining his change of heart,Michael Kors Outlet Online Store Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online (9), Koeltl cited, among other things, the fact that she showed ”a lack of remorse for conduct that was both illegal and potentially lethal” when she marched out of court last time to declare Michael Kors Purses Outlet that she could do 28 months standing on her head.Stewart also suggested then that she had no regrets about doing the bidding of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.”I’d like to think I would Michael Kors Canada Outlet not do anything differently,” she said in an interview. ”I think it was necessary. I would do it again. I might handle it a little differently,Michael Kors Outlet Handbags Cheap Michael Kors Ha, but I would do it again.”How nice to see that incarceration has begun to work an attitude adjustment on the 70-year-old Stewart. ”Over the last eight months, prison has diminished me,” she told Koeltl, choking up. ”I sense myself losing pieces of my personhood.”Live Michael Kors Outlet Canada and learn.Stewart betrayed her country, her city and her profession when she carried messages from the imprisoned master terrorist to his murderous accomplices outside.If no actual blood can Michael Kors Outlet Bags be proven to stain her hands, it reflects no credit on Stewart. She did her best to Michael Kors Bags Outlet advance Abdel-Rahman’s Michael Kors Factory Outlet cause, which includes slaughtering innocents on New York’s streets. Though it pales in comparison with aiding terrorism, Stewart also mounted an attack from within on the very foundations of the justice system. She perverted its bedrock principle of attorney-client confidentiality and surely perjured herself in Abdel-Rahman’s bloodthirsty service.She deserved every day that she got – and much more.