Judging the Saddam Trial's Legitimacy Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death Sunday for crimes against humanity. Some have questioned the trial's legitimacy.
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Judging the Saddam Trial's Legitimacy

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Judging the Saddam Trial's Legitimacy

Judging the Saddam Trial's Legitimacy

Judging the Saddam Trial's Legitimacy

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Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death Sunday for crimes against humanity. Some have questioned the trial's legitimacy.

Law professor Michael Scharf helped train Iraqi judges and prosecutors for the case. He speaks with Renee Montagne about the proceedings.