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Blagojevich Attorneys Back in Court in Attempt to Push Back Trial

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Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are scheduled to be back in federal court today. At issue is whether the former Illinois governor’s trial date should be pushed back.

Blagojevich’s attorneys have asked federal Judge James Zagel to push the start of the trial back from June to November. Specifically, the defense has requested November 3, one day after the general election.

His attorneys say they need more time to review a new indictment filed against Blagojevich. That came because of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the corruption laws Blagojevich had been charged with violating.

Federal prosecutors oppose moving the start date back five months. They argue Blagojevich has so many attorneys working for him, there’s no reason his team shouldn’t be ready for a June 3 trial.

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