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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blagorama | Judge Zagel Calls Juror Motion 'Harebrained'



Just when you thought Blagorama was over...he's baaaack.

Well, sorta.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's lawyers filed a motion asking for a hearing on potential misconduct by juror Connie Wilson, who reportedly showed a juror questionnaire to students in a discussion on juror duty.

The questionnaire is technically the property of the court, but it turns out it was just a generic form, not the actual questionnaire from the Blago trial.

Judge James Zagel called the motion by Blago's attorneys "harebrained."

While that may or may not be accurate, we must also wonder what kind of "harebrained" legal system exists that a juror's own questionnaire for a PUBLIC trial isn't allowed at her own choice to be public?

Blago was recently sentenced to 14 years for his convictions on corruption charges.  He will report to federal prison in March 2012.

Meanwhile, the corruption epidemic from Chicago to Aurora to Springfield continues to spread.

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