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Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office.
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office. « Show less

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  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: CapitolView WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield: Host Bernie Schoenburg (Springfield State Journal-Register) with Benjamin Yount...
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Blago will be home for Christmas

     
    Sneed writes today that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich "will be in prison in a matter of weeks," but this is almost certainly not true. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 6, and so once again I will remind readers......
  • White-collar prison is no country club

     
    A little background reading on prison prior to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentencing Dec. 6: You've Got Jail (Jennifer Senior, New York Magazine) -If the latest miscreants think a spell in jail means catching up on the classics and refining......
  • Me on Rod B: The early years

     
    Several commenters and critics have sniffed that they recall I was quite enthusiastic about Blagojevich early on. Not so. A review of the archives from his election through the end of 2003 finds mostly offhand references, little praise and such......
  • If Blago is acquitted, does that un-do the prohibition on him running for office in Illinois?

     
    UPDATED: Reader Elizabeth Harley has a common question:Can you explain something to me - you said (Blagojevich) "is banned from running for state office." But if he is acquitted and therefore not guilty of what he is accused of, why......
  • So it's `Milorad' is it?

     
    Those who sneeringly refer to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as "Milorad" in the belief that's his legal name should take note: In his childhood, he was referred to by family and friends as Milorad. But his legal name is Rod....Crain's......
  • Monday's TV Talk Shows

     
    The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Rob Schneider; Lisa Ling. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Julia Roberts; Jason Bateman; Melissa Rycroft. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N)......
  • Big news in Blago trial? (No, but interesting)

     
    Seems like more than just a routine development this afternoon. The first place you're going to find out what's up is on the #Blagojevich Twitter feed. Just keep refreshing that link and you'll get bulletins from inside the courtroom in......
  • That's (still) a lot

     
    Early reports that the Blago jury is deadlocked on 22 of 24 counts apparently overstated the case. Your honor in response to your communication on 11 August 2010, we have deliberated on all acts and counts…with exception to the (11)......
  • `Any given count' -- Hmm?

     
    Several sources indicate that the note from Blagojevich jury asked what to do if they “cannot agree on any given count.” This is a fascinatingly puzzling phrase, if accurately transcribed. If you read "any" as meaning a set that includes......
  • How we treat jurors

     
    We treat jurors with a strange combination of obsequiousness and paternalistic condescension. During the first week of deliberations, jurors (in the trial of ex governor Rod Blagojevich) sought the testimony of all the trial's witnesses. The judge...