Blagojevich trial breaking news, May 28, 2010, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens refused to delay the June 3 trial

Blagojevich trial breaking news, May 28, 2010

From the Chicago tribune May 28, 2010.

“Supreme Court rules against delaying Blago trial”

“Supreme Court┬áJustice John Paul Stevens refused today to delay the June 3 trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Stevens, who handles emergency appeals from the 7th Circuit Court, turned down a motion from Blagojevich’s lawyers who sought a 30-day delay.

The defense team had argued the trial should be put on hold until the high court rules in several pending cases on constitutional challenges to the law that makes it a crime to deprive the public of “honest services.

Blagojevich faces 24 counts of corruption, including bribery, extortion and racketeering, but several counts include charges of honest services fraud.

Earlier today, Justice Department lawyers urged Stevens to allow the trial to proceed on schedule.

In a 15-page filing, they noted that the judge presiding over the trial has told lawyers not to even mention the term “honest services” in their opening statements to the jury.”

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