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The Swampby James Oliphant The senior senator from Illinois, Richard Durbin, said Tuesday he had no indication that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was on the verge of being indicted or that he was attempting to leverage his power to appoint the state's......
The Swampby Frank James So do you still get to pick the Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama if you've been arrested on federal corruption charges as Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was today? Some pretty stunning allegations are being made by......
The Swampby Frank James It's hard to lose a bad reputation, especially when it's well deserved. And Chicago and Illinois politicians certainly have done enough over the decades, and in the past few days judging by the federal case against Gov.......
Tags: Justice, Illinois, Alaska, Government, Chicago
The Swampby Josh Meyer President George W. Bush, on his last full day in office, formally struck down the petitions for clemency of some high-profile politicians and businessmen, including convicted lawmakers Randall "Duke'' Cunningham, Edwin Edwards and Mario...
Tags: Bribery, Fraud, Court Preliminary, U.S. Military, Punishment
The TV ZoneLadies, and gentlemen... Do you have an hour? You do! Good - then go to the jump and read a portion of tonight's "Late Show" grilling of Rod Blagovich...Best to watch rather than read...the whole thing is pretty funny,......
Tags: Bribery, New Jersey, Health, Punishment, Crimes
The Swampby Mike Memoli Our friends at Clout Street note the timing of yesterday's verdict in the Rod Blagojevich trial, coming on the eve of Illinois Democrats' day at the state fair. Democrats are mindful of what happened to Republicans, who......
At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing. Not to canonize the man. After all, the then-governor of Illinois was later imprisoned on corruption charges. But that doesn't change the fact that, in 2000, stung that 13 inmates had been...
Complex. Even messy. That's the reality of prosecuting terrorism cases, former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald told his University of Chicago law school students at the outset of a recent class he taught with law firm colleague Michael Scudder. The...
Why should Illinois release Renaldo Hudson? After all, he committed a ghastly, unprovoked murder — stabbed a 72-year-old man some 60 times then set his victim's bed on fire to try to cover his tracks — and was on death row until 2003 when...
After deciding to pursue the execution of the man charged with fatally shooting 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last summer, the prosecutor declared that "for James Egan Holmes, justice is death." By that definition, he might have added, justice...
Many of us believe that capital punishment, first used in the Province of Maryland in 1638, should have been relegated to the trash heap long ago. Politicians in Annapolis had overwhelming evidence of its costly and debilitating flaws for many years,...
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear gun rights advocates: I'm with you on the futility of municipal gun bans and other localized restrictions on the private...
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