And from the background at Discover the Networks:
After Stewart's arrest, a litany of leftwing organizations and activists instantly rushed to her aid. These included Pravda; the World Socialist website; the Committee to Support Revolution in Peru (an arm of Peru's "Shining Path" rebels); International ANSWER; the National Lawyers Guild (which condemned "the witch hunt against Stewart" as "yet another attempt by the government to dismantle the Constitution and deprive fundamental rights in furtherance of the War on Terrorism"); Refuse and Resist, a group headed by Revolutionary Communist Party leader C. Clark Kissinger; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (which filed a number of amicus curiae briefs on Stewart's behalf); George Soros's Open Society Institute (which made a September 2002 grant of $20,000 to the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee); and the Center for Constitutional Rights (which issued a press release describing Stewart's indictment as "an attack on attorneys who defend controversial figures and an attempt to deprive these clients of the zealous representation that may be required").Also, at NewsReal, "America-Hating Terrorist Lynne Stewart May Die In Prison. Good."
Quickly becoming a veritable icon of the left, Stewart was invited to speak at college campuses all across the United States.
Additional commentary at Commentary, JammieWearingFool, Jules Crittenden, and Weasel Zippers.