Friday, May 7th, 2010

 

Blagojevich trial, Update, May 7, 2010, Blagojevich lawyers seek trial delay, Supreme Court ruling, Judge James Zagel

Blagojevich trial, Update, May 7, 2010, Blagojevich lawyers seek trial delay From the Chicago Tribune May 7, 2010. “Blago lawyers go to appeals court in last-ditch bid to delay corruption trial” “Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers have gone to a federal appeals court in a last-ditch effort to delay his corruption trial. Blagojevich’s lawyers asked the appeals court to order trial Judge James Zagel to postpone the start of trial until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on challenges to the federal law barring officials from denying taxpayers their honest services.”Read More


Blagojevich trial, May 7, 2010, Judge limits defense arguments, Judge James Zagel, Prosecutors’ request limit defense team jury arguments

Blagojevich trial, May 7, 2010, Judge limits defense arguments From The Chicago Tribune. “Judge limits defense arguments at Blagojevich trial” “The judge overseeing the corruption case¬†against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday granted prosecutors’ request to¬†limit what the ex-governor’s defense team can argue in front of the jury at the trial that begins next month. An entry on the court docket in the case indicates U.S. District Judge James Zagel had granted the request made by the prosecution in April. Prosecutors had asked the judge to block the argument byRead More