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On December 9, 2008, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald held an emergency press conference to announce a criminal complaint against then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While there were many accusations, the most prominent and inflammatory was that Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat...

Welcome to Legal Insurrection's Official Guide to Blagojevich Blogs. What makes this "official"? The same thing that makes people think the Franklin Mint is related to the U.S. Mint, even though the commercial says it's not. These blogs have frequent posts or links specifically about...

Thanks to Open Line Blog and Capitol Fax for cross-posting this piece.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------On Friday, December 12, 2008, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a motion in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking emergency injunctive relief removing Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office, or alternatively, stripping Blagojevich of his...

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------On December 19, 2008, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went in front of the television cameras and boldly proclaimed that he had done nothing wrong, much less criminal. Blagojevich pledged to "fight" to his "last breadth," invoking words similar...

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------During impeachment hearings before the Illinois legislature on Thursday, December 18, 2008, Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney, Ed Genson, repeatedly objected to legislators using "illegal" wiretap information as part of the impeachment proceeding. Illinois legislators seemed dismissive, at times...

Thanks for Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office had almost no legal or factual basis. Legally, the lawsuit failed to set forth any authority which would warrant the Illinois Supreme...

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reuters is reporting that "Illinois will go ahead with a much-needed $1.4 billion borrowing on Tuesday after a deal was reached with state constitutional officers on legal language issues related to fraud and bribery charges...

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan has announced that in six days the Illinois legislature will convene a committee to begin considering whether the Illinois legislature should commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Rod Blagojevich. This measured announcement...

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Brief and supporting motion papers filed by the Illinois Attorney General with the Illinois Supreme Court in support of the request to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich, now are available online. I have no idea...

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced today, through a spokesman, that he will not be resigning on Monday, December 15, 2008, as some have speculated. The 15th is the day the Illinois legislature is supposed to consider articles of impeachment supported by Illinois Speaker of...

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