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Calling Rezko to the Stand Not a Good Idea, Says Zagel

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    Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich attempted  this morning to learn whether prosecutors intend to call former Blagojevich fundraiser Tony Rezko.  Before they could respond however, the judge interrupted.

    "I don't think I would force either side to make that decision now," he said.  "There's a name for witnesses like Rezko, which I will not repeat."

    The judge suggested that such witnesses turn out to NOT be good for the side that calls them.  There was no further discussion.