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Blagojevich’s Mouth Turned Against Him in Retrial, Jurors Say

Quick flashback to Blagojevich I (from a July 2010 post): "Rod Blagojevich yells his innocence as he comes out offederal court Thursday afternoon." (Chicago Sun-Times) I'd like to think that each of the Blagojevich II jurors struck the same pose as he…


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Blagojevich Convicted on One of 24 Counts

The jury in the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has, after two weeks of deliberating, managed to agree on exactly one of the 24 counts alleged in the indictment.  The jury apparently agreed that Blagojevich lied to federal…



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Prosecution Winding Down in Blagojevich Trial

In case you had forgotten about Rod Blagojevich, he's still on trial, and still proclaiming his innocence. Yelling it, actually. "Rod Blagojevich yells his innocence as he comes out offederal court Thursday afternoon." (Chicago Sun-Times) The latest summary from the…


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No Tweeting in Court, Judge Tells Blagojevich

Opening statements are underway in Rod Blagojevich's trial in Chicago, but there will be no further tweets from @GovernorRod until at least the end of the day: the judge has ordered him not to tweet in court. "I do not…


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No Waiting for Dubious Arguments at the Blagojevich Trial

The corruption trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich started this morning, but he fired the first salvo before even walking in the front door.  It missed. His lawyers filed a motion prior to opening statements arguing that Blagojevich had…


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Blagojevich Can Appear on “Celebrity Apprentice,” Says Judge

A federal judge has ruled that former Illinois governor and loony pseudo-celebrity Rod Blagojevich can indeed appear on "Celebrity Apprentice" in March.  U.S. District Judge James Zagel decided on October 20 not to block Blagojevich from appearing on the show,…


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Blagojevich Out

The vote was unanimous. Link: Chicago Tribune


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Ladies and Gentlemen, Rod Blagojevich Has Left the Building

And now, the end is near;And so I face the final curtain.My friend, I'll say it clear,I'll state my case, of which I'm certain. I've made my wallet fullBy selling each and every highway;But more, much more than this,I did…


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Blagojevich Now Giving “Closing Argument”

Having refused to show up at what he called an unfair "kangaroo court," making the rounds of talk shows instead, soon-to-be-former Governor Rod Blagojevich said on Wednesday that he had decided he would make an appearance at his own impeachment…