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August 11, 2010

Blago Trial Verdict Coming Down?
Jury Deadlocked
Update: But On Only Some of the 24 Charges?

Above The Original Post Update: Deadlocked.

Ah. Jury nullification and/or sweet sweet Chicago culture of corruption.

Plus those stupid reality tv shows.

Deadlocked On Only Some of the 24 Counts? Asking judge for clarification on a jury instruction/point of law. I imagine the first clarification they need is "Is it a crime if it's a Democrat, and is it a defense that conviction would hurt Obama?"

So, they may have reached verdicts on many of the charges.

...

Seems like it:

Crowd-control barricades are being set up outside the Dirksen Federal Building, preparing for the arrival of Rod Blagojevich.

Itís unclear whatís going on, but reporters have been waiting all morning to learn the results of a note from jurors now in their 11th day of deliberations in the former governorís corruption trial.

Drew says based on a WSJ tweet that it might be a hung jury.






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