Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Illinois Impeachment Trial Proceeds Without Governor

Governor Rod Blagojevich's historic impeachment trial began Monday without its defendant, who has refused to participate because he says its rules are unfair. Blagojevich was arrested Dec. 9, accused of scheming to benefit from his power to name President Obama's replacement in the Senate. He was impeached by the House earlier this month on additional charges of circumventing hiring laws and defying decisions by the General Assembly.



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