Thursday, August 26, 2010

Court - We Can't Produce the Surveys...

  • Detailed questionnaires filled out by jurors in the trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were destroyed after the jury had been picked, a clerk for U.S. District Judge James Zagel said Wednesday.

    The surprise disclosure came as the Tribune was delivering a letter to Zagel from its lawyer asking that the questionnaires be made public.

    Zagel's clerk, contacted last week by a Tribune reporter about the release of the questionnaires, e-mailed Wednesday that the questionnaires couldn't be released because they no longer physically existed.

    The forms typically ask a long list of questions — from what they read to any political bias they might have — so lawyers on both sides get a better feel for prospective jurors, as well as to limit the questions that must be asked in open court during jury selection.

    The release of the questionnaires during former Gov. George Ryan's trial proved crucial for the Tribune to discover during deliberations in 2006 that two jurors had concealed arrest records. The jurors were dismissed, two alternates added and the jury restarted deliberations.

So the one piece of evidence that might have exposed why a juror who was appointed to a state position, probably by Blago's people, was allowed to sit on a jury deciding the fate of the former governor was shredded months ago.

Golly, the coincidences just keep piling up.

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Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Again I say...

NEVER, NEVER EVER Trust a fed....

"It's all LEGIT kid"........

God Save the CPD.......

at this point no one else can....

God Save US..........

8/26/2010 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dog ate them.
Epstein's Mother

8/26/2010 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, if Fitagerald and the USDOJ is sooo legit and so chomping at the bit to get Blago, why did THEY allow this to occur, knowing what happened with Ryan?

Fitzgerald held the same job back then and should have been aware of the possibility that the jury questionaires may hold secrets.

For a guy who announced he would retry Blago 5 minutes after the ink was dry on the hung jury decision, he sure looks pretty incompetent at his job.

I don't feel Blago is not guilty as much as I feel there were a lot of others who were involved in the whole affair like Rahm, Jesse Jr, and Barack himself.

If I was a juror on that trial, I would resent the feds decision to cover-up the sins of the others to selectively go after Blago. Screw all those bastards! Take 'em all down.

Here's hoping the next trial drags all of them into the fray.

8/26/2010 05:11:00 AM  
Blogger scott ridgway said...

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8/26/2010 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, ooh, oh, ooh,oh,ooh,oh Mr. Cotter Vinny Boborino was the last to have the surveys and somehow they disapeared? Signed Arnold Horschak.

8/26/2010 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trial was fixed from the start if that woman was allowed to be on the jury after being a State appointee.

Verdict is from the Latin, Veritas, means "the truth"

The Feds are supposed to get at the truth, no matter if it leads them to a loss at the trial.

The FBI and US Atty had to know it would lead to the White House, that's why they clamped on Blago quickly.

Barry is as dirty as any pol that ever came out of this town. He makes Warren Harding and Richard Nixon look like pikers.

8/26/2010 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger I Voted For Obama said...

Blago got off easy because he did not reveal the real relationship between Obama and Tony Rezko.

Obama will squash the re-trial and soon pardon Blago.

8/26/2010 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz is not legit. If he were, the wire would have stayed up. It was pulled down because the conversation led some to believe that someone was going to come on that phone THEY did not want to hear.

No Blago fan but the goof should walk because the Feds did this little stunt.

8/26/2010 03:58:00 PM  

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