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 Justice 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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23 responses to “Blagojevich trial breaking news, May 28, 2010, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens refused to delay the June 3 trial

  1. CW.. I read the whole thing, but I don’t understand the “honest services” provisions. Can anyone explain what that is?

  2. Me too amy1.

  3. ms helga, hopefully, someone will come along and explain it to us.

  4. Georgetown

    Bo offered the Job to Sestak there is Video/Audio Proof : http://bit.ly/95ySYM

  5. Pixel Patriot

    Chrysler Dealers – Appeal Update.
    Old Chrysler recently filed their response brief to our appeal.

    We then filed a reply brief and that will speak for itself until the Southern District of New York issues a ruling.

    Leo C. Donofrio

    Pidgeon & Donofrio GP

    Click to access appellants-reply-brief1.pdf

  6. On Hannitys show right now with Newt Gingrich: They compared the scenario of Sestak with Blago…

  7. Bo offering a job to Sestak; Blago offering the US Senate position to who? a regular pay to play the Chicago way

  8. This administration is full of lies, pay-to-play and briberies.

  9. Attorney General Corbett running for Gov of Pa has the power, while still the attorney General, to investigate this offer to Sestak

  10. C’mon, Blagojevich. Take o. down with you. All the “sshhhhh seams” are breaking apart and the truth about o.’s foul deeds is oozing out all over the place, anyway. You really can’t tell your story or conduct a defense without involving him. Let’s hear all about it.

  11. Bilderberg Group coming to light. Yes!! Looks like the fervent prayers for God to heal our land are “availing much.” For this cabal to be exposed is major victory.

    “Author Daniel Estulin, whose work “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” has sold millions of copies, has been invited to present an unprecedented speech before the European Parliament in Brussels June 1 on the subject of the secretive cabal. ”

    More at:

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=156861

  12. Pixel Patriot

    With respect to:
    Pidgeon & Donofrio GP
    APPELLANTS’ REPLY BRIEF
    On Page 21

    Should:

    “Indicates that a court will be have been improperly influenced”

    possible correction:

    “Indicates that a court will be improperly influenced”

    or:

    “Indicates that a court will have been improperly influenced”

    _________________________

    other opinions?

  13. Dr. Kate has an Excellent Article called,
    “Third Continental Congress on Calderon’s Speech to Congress” that is located at her web site here at this link:
    http://drkatesview.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/third-continental-congress-on-calderons-speech-to-congress/

    that has at this time nine various interesting comments.

    I recommend everyone go here and read this Excellent Article and the nine comments. It is really a great article. Some of the comments talk about the Sestak situation.

  14. magna carta

    Now Obama wants SCOTUS to investigate AZ’s workplace enforcement bill.

  15. !?!!// May 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Re: “!?!! — C’mon, Blagojevich. Take o. down with you. All the “sshhhhh seams” are breaking apart and the truth about o.’s foul deeds is oozing out all over the place, anyway. You really can’t tell your story or conduct a defense without involving him. Let’s hear all about it.”

    # # # #

    How many people are hoping Blago will see the light of truth and just start being honest, truthful, and just? Well, we can ask GOD to enlighten his heart, spirit, and mind with the Holy Spirit of GOD, the Forever Living Spirit of ALL TRUTH Wisdom, Virtues, Power, Holiness, Righeousness, Judgment, and FOREVER LIFE.

    However, if Blago will try to continue to deny any wrong doing in this pay to play scandal, then Blago will unfortunately NOT DARE come clean and expose the Chief Serial Criminal sitting Illegally & Unconstitutionally in our White House,
    the Illegal Alien, & the Foreign Born & Domestic Enemy Barack “I’m attacking in a WAR your gov. & I am overthrowing your USA gov. and you are allowing me to do this in your stupidity” Obama.

    Blago knows that Barack Obama is today a foreign citizen and NOT a USA citizen who is using the STOLEN Social Security # 042-68-4425 that came from Connecticut while o. is 100% criminally
    & completely fraudulently sitting in the White House DESTROYING the USA and the American people.

    Unless a miracle happens from GOD, Blago will NOT expose what he knows about Obama. Let’s see if GOD grants Blago a Divine Intervention and allows Blago to speak the truth about himself, and about Obama….if not Blago will be convicted and will go down into prison alone.

  16. Re: UpstateWarrior // May 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you for posting this video.

  17. amy1 // May 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    CW.. I read the whole thing, but I don’t understand the “honest services” provisions. Can anyone explain what that is?
    _____________

    Hi amy

    I found this on “Honest Services”. I hope this helps. I didn’t know what it was either. Good question, amy.

    Excerpt:
    18 U.S.C. § 1346.
    Section 1346 merely states that the term “scheme or artifice to defraud” includes a scheme or artifice to defraud another of the intangible right of honest services. Section 1346 was enacted to counter the Supreme Court’s decision in McNally v. United States, 483 U.S. 350, 360 (1987). See United States v. Sawyer, 239 F.3d 31, 39 (1st Cir. 2001).
    According to United states v. Rybicki, 287 F.3d 257 (2d Cir. 2002), the elements necessary to establish the offense of honest services fraud are:
    1) a scheme or artifice to defraud
    2) for the purposes of depriving another of the intangible right of honest services
    3) where it is reasonably foreseeable that the scheme could cause some economic or pecuniary harm to the victim that is more than de minimis and
    4) use of the mails or wires in furtherance of the scheme. Rybicki at 266.

    http://targetlaw.com/federal-wire-fraud-crimes-18-usc-1343

  18. Court accused of covering for Obama in ‘Walpingate’

    Judge appears to be stonewalling scandal linked to White House

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=159785

  19. In lieu of the oil spill, this is very interesting all the way to the end. Prophecy.

  20. OHHHHH BUMMMMMMMA

    Obama gives Vets a cold shoulder this Memorial Day!

    http://www.politicalxtreme.com/0528/obama-the-first-president-since-civil-war-to-skip-arlington-memorial-day-ceremony/

    However, to be fair Obama is doing something for our military…repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy!
    How freak’n nice Barry…get a life.

    Why stay in office? PLEASE RESIGN!

  21. Does anyone besides myself think its unusual that 17 countries offered to help with Oil Gusher and 14 were turned down. The only ones excepted are Canada and Mexico and Norway.

    Does anyone think about the North American union countries are the ones helping and of coarse the seat of the devil (Soros) Norway?
    Personally I find it ironic!

  22. Thanks Lurker for the explanation of “Honest Services”. Now you know why lawyers write everything in code so that you need a lawyer.
    Starla mentioned about the stolen social security number from Connecticut. Yesterday I called a childhood friend of mine from Conn. and he told me about one of his fellow tenants in the senior living facility. Her name is Alice Tillinghast and a real 106, yes 106 year old character. Just as a lark I googled up “Alice Tillinghast youtube” and got the followng -PS SHE THROWS A BASEBALL BETTER THAN THE USURPER.
    Have a safe Memorial Weekend and Remember Our Fallen.

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