Setback for Blagojevich on Jury Instructions
Posted on Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 08:18:00 AM EST
Tags: Rod Blagojevich (all tags)
When we left off Friday, the Judge instructed the lawyers in the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother Rob to e-mail him and each other any requested changes to the jury instructions over the weekend.
Sunday, Team Blago filed a motion for reconsideration and objection to the jury instructions and four in particular. (Available on PACER.) They say the Court is not following the 7th Circuit Pattern instructions or the law in refusing their tendered instructions. Which means, the Court has accepted the Government's versions or ones close to it. And they make a big difference.
The instructions Blago wants are his (filed Saturday) numbered 14, 15, 22 and 5. [More...]
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