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Saddam’s Grand Lawyer Army Abandons Him

Filed under: World — Dangerous Dan @ 11:25 pm

According to the Guardian, 1,100 lawyers on Saddam Hussein's defense team have withdrawn from the case because they fear for their safefty.

If you're like me, your reaction should be, 1,100 lawyers are on his defense team?! That is a mess of lawyers. I can see why he might need a team of attorneys, but 1,100? Now, to their credit, they seem to actually serve more than just Saddam; they're also defending seven other folks on trial with Hussein.1 If so, that still makes for 137 lawyers per person, which seems a bit much.

  1. I think so anyway. The article isn't clear on if these lawyers are aiding the defense of the seven others. [back]

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