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First Libby, Now Burris

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:17am 5/27/2009 at 10:17am

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...

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Catch 22 — Burris Suit Turns on Meaning of “Commissions”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 4:29pm 1/7/2009 at 4:29pm

On December 31, 2008, Roland Burris filed suit in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking an order compelling Secretary of State Jesse White to sign and affix the state seal to the Certificate of Appointment (see Exhibit A to Burris’ Complaint) signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointing Burris to Barack Obama’s open...

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What if Blagojevich Is Not Guilty?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:19am 1/5/2009 at 9:19am

Events are moving so quickly in the saga of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, that there has been precious little time to reflect. But as I look back on the past month, I keep thinking of Raymond J. Donovan, and a question keeps nagging me; what if Blagojevich is not guilty?

While many...

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The Official Guide To Blagojevich Blogs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 26, 2008 at 12:04am 12/26/2008 at 12:04am

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 l...

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The Illinois Attorney General’s Suit To Remove Blagojevich Looks Even Worse In Retrospect

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2008 at 9:41pm 12/22/2008 at 9:41pm

Thanks to Open Line Blog and Capitol Fax for cross-posting this piece.
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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 executive powers. On December 17, 2008,...

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Does Fitzgerald Really Have Blagojevich’s Blue Dress?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 11:49am 12/21/2008 at 11:49am

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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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 to Winston Churchill’s “fight on the...

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Are Illinois Legislators About To Violate The Federal Wiretap Laws?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 19, 2008 at 9:56am 12/19/2008 at 9:56am

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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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 opining that they were not necessarily...

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Lisa Madigan’s Lawsuit Almost Caused Irreparable Damage to Illinois

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:21am 12/18/2008 at 7:21am

Thanks for Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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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 Court supplanting the constitutional impeachment process...

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Illinois Supreme Court Rejects AG Madigan’s Motion To Remove Blagojevich

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 3:07pm 12/17/2008 at 3:07pm

As we predicted repeatedly (here, and here, and

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What Blagojevich’s Impeachment Defense Will Look Like

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12:20pm 12/17/2008 at 12:20pm

The Illinois legislature has a problem. It has little guidance as to the standard or procedures for impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and must be mindful of not ruining the criminal prosecution commenced by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Blagojevich will use the legislature’s dilemma to his advantage, put the legislators’ own...

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Blagojevich 2 – Madigans 0, But Fitzgerald Hasn’t Batted Yet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12:03am 12/17/2008 at 12:03am

The first attempt of Illinois legislators to meet to lay the groundwork for impeaching Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn’t get off the ground. The legislative committee put together by House Speaker Michael Madigan stopped working after less than two hours. Reports indicate that the committee was stymied when U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald...

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Illinois Bond Funding Agreement Pulls Last Leg From Madigan Lawsuit Against Blagojevich

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 12:31pm 12/16/2008 at 12:31pm

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.
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Reuters is reporting that “Illinois will...

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Michael Madigan Undermines Lisa Madigan, With Good Reason

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 9:14am 12/16/2008 at 9:14am

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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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 seriously undermines Speaker Madigan’s daughter, Attorney...

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Blagojevich is Winning the Game of Twister — So Far

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:28am 12/15/2008 at 11:28am

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is running circles around Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, at least so far.

Reports that Gov. Blagojevich is open to signing legislation for a special election for Barack Obama’s open Senate seat puts the AG in an impossible position. If the AG supports Gov. Blagojevich signing such legislation,...

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Illinois Attorney General Gets a Grade of “C-“

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 5:04pm 12/14/2008 at 5:04pm

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.
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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 what the Illinois Supreme Court will...

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Is Blagojevich Calling The Madigans’ Bluff?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:08pm 12/14/2008 at 3:08pm

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...

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For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should NOT Resign

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 1:27am 12/13/2008 at 1:27am

See my article, For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should Not Resign, at American Thinker.

Why would I want a corrupt Governor to remain in office until trial...
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