Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam's Last Desparate Chance

Via the AP

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.

One hopes the judge quotes Michelle Malkin and answers with "Boo Freak'n Who".

I will say it again: It will be a good thing for Iraq when Saddam swings.


"Petitioner Hussein's application for immediate, temporary stay of execution is denied," U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said after a hearing over the telephone with attorneys.

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