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Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Clashes With Judge, Could Be Held In Contempt

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Much like a house of worship, a federal courtroom is steeped in traditional rules of decorum; chief among them an unremitting deference to the judge. ...

Blago: The Lawyers Made Me Do It

Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Janan Hanna

We're likely to hear a lot about the "advice of counsel" defense, but it is a red herring. Nothing in the federal wiretaps show that Blagojevich was using his aides and fundraisers to seek legal advice.

WATCH: Blagojevich Lawyers Want Trial Delayed, Say Case Has Been Practically 'Destroyed'

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The pace of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial has taken a lot of people by surprise - including, apparently, his own ...

Crazy or Reasonable Belief? The Latest From the Blagojevich Trial

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Thus far in the trial, we have not heard one Obama advisor tell Blagojevich, "No, you cannot seek something in exchange from Obama. That is illegal and you will go to prison." Not once.

A Sign of Insecurity? Government Asks Judge to Make Blagojevich Shut Up

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald wants former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his attorneys to shut up and stop talking to the press. But why?

The Blagojevich Trial Begins -- So Should The Clearing of Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Name

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Yesterday, we heard the opening statements in the public corruption case against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert.

The Blagojevich Trial: The Sum of Its Parts Is Not Greater Than the Whole

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

The information in this case is overwhelming -- that is why I am shocked that Blagojevich is required to begin trial just a year and a half after his arrest.

Blagojevich Lands R. Kelly's Lawyers

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The theatrical father-and-son team Sam Adam and Sam Adam Jr., best known for defending R. Kelly, told me today they are officially on board Blago's ca...