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Tag Archives: Jurors

Jury convicts ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich at retrial

CHICAGO — A jury has convicted Rod Blagojevich of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. Jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days. Blagojevich had faced ...

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Search on for unbiased jurors in case of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich

CHICAGO — The judge in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial has begun questioning jurors during the second full day of jury selection. First up was a woman who’s a Navy veteran, who says she didn’t pay much attention to the case ...

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Trial ‘victories’

I had the privilege last week of carrying the briefcase for my senior partner, Bruce Plaxen. In a Prince George’s County trial we represented a woman who was injured when an undercover police car, driven by an off-duty police officer, ...

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Dennis M. Sweeney: How many strikes are enough?

Last September, three men were tried together in Baltimore City Circuit Court for the murder of former Baltimore City Councilman Kenneth Harris. Given that the charges carried the possible sentence of life imprisonment and there were multiple defendants, Judge David ...

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Justice decayed, answers to questions of feasbility delayed

Everyone agrees the Baltimore City Circuit Court buildings are “absolutely terrible” and that a new courthouse is in order, the city’s administrative judge declared at a meeting of city and state criminal justice officials last fall. To this end, the ...

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