Scott Horton Interviews Elaine Cassel
Elaine Cassel, civil liberties attorney and author of The War on Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft have Dismantled the Bill of Rights, returns to Antiwar Radio to discuss the case of civil liberties lawyer Lynn Stewart, whose prison sentence was recently increased to 10 years in prison (probably life for a 70-year-old woman) the guideline infractions and material support and charges against her, why mouthing off to the judge at her previous sentencing was probably a bad idea, the chilling effect against the principle of fair legal representation represented by the Stewart case and others, the penalty increase case against Abu Ali who was tortured into confessing to a plot to murder George W. Bush by the Saudi government from 10 years to life in prison, the bogus trial he received in the first place, the lamentable fact that everything really did change after September 11th.
MP3 here. (29:11)
Elaine Cassel is a civil liberties attorney and author of The War on Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft have dismantled the Bill of Rights.