Blagojevich trial, Defense requests delay, Trial moving too fast, Point revealed, Citizen Wells open thread, July 13, 2010
Blagojevich trial, Defense requests delay, Trial moving too fast, Point revealed
The Blagojevich defense team has requested a delay in the trial. I am in the middle of writing a multi part series on US Justice Department corruption, trying to hit a moving target, and the defense team helps make one of my points.
From the Chicago Tribune July 12, 2010.
“Blagojevich’s lawyers sought to delay the federal corruption trial for at least a week to prepare witnesses for a defense case that they had believed they wouldn’t be presenting until late August at the earliest.
Estimates of a sprawling trial that would last well into the fall have evaporated as the government has streamlined its case.
“At all times since the early stages of pretrial litigation in this case, the government asserted to the defense and the court that the government’s case would last approximately three to four months,” the defense filing said. “The government now indicates it will rest its case after just six weeks.””
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