Blagojevich trial, Supreme Court request
From the Chicago Tribune May 19, 2010.
“Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his corruption trial.
Attorney Michael Ettinger, who represents the former governor’s brother, confirmed Wednesday the request for a delay was filed with Justice John Paul Stevens.
Blagojevich and his brother, Robert Blagojevich, are due to go on trial starting June 3.
Their lawyers say it should be delayed until the high court decides if the federal honest-services fraud law is constitutional. The former governor faces some charges based on that law.”
This story originated at the AP. They are having some difficulties reporting the facts regarding any story that touches Obama. So I will help them. If you get the impression that the Blagojevich guilty plea is primarily about selling the Obama senate seat, read the following.
“We have a trial, a story, about Rod Blagojevich, his numerous corrupt cronies including Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, Barack Obama and a host of others involved in long time crime and corruption in Chicago and IL. We have a story, far bigger and more far reaching than Watergate. We have a story including businessmen, attorneys, state and local officials, the Governor of Illinois, the occupant of the White House and his long time associates, and it is barely being covered by the mainstream media. And worse than that, it is being covered up. Even our last refuge of information access, the internet, is being manipulated.”
“The second Superseding Indictment of Rod Blagojevich is 113 pages long. Tony Rezko’s Superceding Indictment is 65 pages.”