Appeals court refuses to delay Blagojevich trial
Tue, May 11, 2010 at 19:40
Mark "Snooper" Harvey in Americanized Marxism, Appeals court refuses to delay Blagojevich trial, Blagojevich

All involved in this debacle needs to be strung up at dawn.  That's the way Al Capone would have done it.

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest defense efforts to delay former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impending corruption trial and at least one attorney said the team would take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The decision appeared to all but wipe out any defense team prospects for pushing back the trial's scheduled June 3 start, but attorney Michael E. Ettinger did not sound deterred.

"We are going to the Supreme Court," said Ettinger, an attorney for the former governor's brother and co-defendant, Nashville businessman Robert Blagojevich.

Rod Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky, meanwhile, said the defense team is "disappointed" and would "contemplate a possible appeal to the Supreme Court."

Blagojevich and his brother have pleaded not guilty to charges they schemed to use his power as governor to fill U.S. Senate vacancies to sell or trade the seat President Barack Obama vacated after his November 2008 election to the White House. They also have pleaded not guilty to shaking down potential campaign donors.

Blagojevich's lawyers want the trial postponed while the U.S. Supreme Court resolves challenges to the federal honest services fraud law, a highly controversial statute that forms the basis for a number of charges against Blagojevich. [...]

Isn't it amazing that when a law is OK for the Leftinistra all is well but when the law works against them all of a sudden it needs to be challenged?

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