WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer's long-shot bid to challenge the U.S. detention of Saddam Hussein
as unconstitutional failed Monday after the Supreme Court declined to grant special permission to hear the case.
Attorney Curtis F.J. Doebbler of Washington had asked the court to review the case as an indigent
appeal without the usual $300 filing fee. The request required special court approval since the legal papers did not have
Saddam's signature vouching that he had no assets.
The Supreme Court declined to grant the waiver of its court rules, effectively ending the case
unless Doebbler gets the documentation from Saddam. The two have never talked.