Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam's Lawyers File For Stay of Execution in US Court

What if Hitler hadn't killed himself in that bunker. What would his lawyers have done?

Since Saddam was too cowardly to do the right thing and kill himself in that spiderhole, his lawyers are trying to have him rescued by a US judge:
Hussein's lawyers filed documents Friday afternoon asking for a stay of execution. The 21-page request was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington before Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

Attorneys argued that because Hussein also faces a civil lawsuit in Washington, he has rights as a civil defendant that would be violated if he is executed. He has not received notice of those rights and the consequences that the lawsuit would have on his estate, his attorneys said.

"To protect those rights, defendant Saddam Hussein requests an order of this court providing a stay of his execution until further notice of this court," attorney Nicholas Gilman wrote.
Saddam has reportedly already been turned over to Iraqi authorities. If judge Kollar-Kotelly rules in his favor, good luck trying to enforce that decision.