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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:36 AM
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"Saddam's Lawyer Seeks Supreme Court Action"

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney Curtis F.J. Doebbler has made an unusual appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of an unlikely client - Saddam Hussein.

Doebbler, the lone American on Saddam's legal team, wants the high court to declare the detention of the ousted Iraqi president unconstitutional.

The long-shot legal maneuver comes as Saddam's lawyers await the chance to meet with their client and find out what charges he will face in a war crimes trial by Iraq's new government. He could face the death penalty.

"Even the people we dislike the most have a right to a fair trial," said Doebbler, who volunteered his services on the 20-member team with lawyers from Belgium, Britain, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya and Tunisia.

http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20040709/D83NA0NO1.html
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:07 PM
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1. I wonder what the 120 or so leaders of the world's sovereign
governments think about the US's unilateral actions? If we can decide unilaterally who are "good" and "bad" leaders, that should give everyone of them a cause to worry. Who gets to judge Bush, though?
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