Illinois ex-governor Blagojevich back on trial for corruption

[JURIST] Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [personal website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday went on trial [criminal complaint] for a second time on corruption charges, including one that he tried to sell President Barack Obama’s vacant US Senate seat. Blagojevich tried to avoid the trial last month, but a federal judge declined to formally rule on his request to cancel the trial [JURIST reports], saying that the motion was neither serious, nor did it raise a legal question. Blagojevich’s lawyers…

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