Episode 23: Representing Activists and Political Prisoners

Martin Stolar is a criminal defense attorney who has led the Mass Defense project of the National Lawyers Guild – New York City chapter for decades. Robert Boyle is a criminal and civil rights lawyer who specializes in appellate work and is an expert on U.S. federal grand juries.  They discuss their careers representing protesters and political activists and prisoners and recollections of working with their mentor William Kunstler. Julian Assange’s prosecution under U.S. law is featured. Boyle also explains aspects of the grand jury proceedings against Chelsea Manning. Nathan Fuller, the head of the Courage Foundation and a Live on the Fly regular, provides an update on upcoming Assange support events.


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