Friday, August 20, 2010

BLAGO GETS A BREAK

So the big legal story this week is that Illinois ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's farcical trial ended in a hung jury on 23 counts, with Rod found guilty of one count: lying. Apparently on several counts Gov. Rod was saved by a single juror on the panel who saved him from a conviction. I dunno about this one, this sounds like the kind of verdict a guy like O.J. Simpson might get. In any event, Blago's jury consultant deserves a big bonus for succeeding in hanging the jury. Blago is now going around acting like a guy who's just been acquitted.

Anyway, I don't know about trials or the justice system in Chicago. Wasn't Conrad Black convicted there, and didn't he get a conviction overturned by the appeals court, and now he's out of jail? Something's funny over there in the land of Lincoln.

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