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Judge Stevens Denies Blagojevich Trial Delay

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Judge Stevens Denies Blagojevich Trial Delay
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Justice John Paul Stevens has, without comment, rejected former Governor Rod Blagojevich's petition for a stay of his trial proceedings.

The decision by Stevens comes almost immediately after the United States government filed a 35-page document outlining their opposition to delaying the trial.

 
Blagojevich and his brother, Rob Blagojevich, remain scheduled for a June 3rd trial start.
 
Blagojevich's lawyers had been seeking to delay the trial until the Supreme Court ruled on the so-called "Honest Services" statute.

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