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Blagojevich Defense Lawyers To Leave Case: Judge Decides Today

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A defense team of more than a dozen attorneys and legal aides, who huddled around former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking strateg...

Blagojevich's Fiery, Father-Son Lawyer Team Leave Case

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney is asking a judge to release him from the defense team ahead of Blagojevich's ret...

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

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Two portraits of Illinois' disgraced former governor emerged Tuesday from his corruption trial: An insecure bumbler who talked too muc...

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.

Giel Stein, Former George Ryan Lawyer, Joins Blagojevich Defense

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Another lawyer is joining the defense team for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich. U.S. District Judge James Zagel on Friday allowed a fourt...

Blagojevich's Lawyers Head To Court To Confirm Team

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Attorneys for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are headed back to court to show the judge their starting lineup. Blagojevich was ...

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...

Blagojevich Looking For New Lawyers As Indictment Looms

AP | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is still forming his legal defense team with no certainty about who will lead it two months after his arrest on fraud and ...

Blagojevich Lawyer: Media Blitz Didn't Hurt Him

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Now that he's been ousted from the governor's office, Rod Blagojevich is pinning his hopes of staying out of prison on a father-and-so...