January 16, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 16, 2007, jury selection began in the trialof former vice-presidential aideLewis "Scooter" Libby. He was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with Fitzgerald's investigation into the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. USDistrict Judge Reg... ...[read more]
June 19, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 19, 2009, the UN announced the official creation of an independent, three-member commission to investigate the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The commission was headed by Chilean Ambassador to the UN Heraldo Munoz. The other two members were Marzuki ...[read more]
March 7, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Friday rejected an attempt by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to have US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois removed from his federal corruption case. Th... ...[read more]
February 7, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Matt Belcher: As the Governor Rod story ends (for the time being) I wonder if Citizen Rod- the future Defendant please rise Rod- ever looks in the mirror and wonders how this all happened. It is a fascinating story- almost Chi-town Dostoevsky.The average... ...[read more]
January 26, 2009
by Tarah Park
Impeachment proceedings began Monday in the Illinois State Senate against Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is boycotting the proceedings. Blagojevich and his lawyers have refused to attend the proceedings, claiming that Senate procedures are biased and will deny Blagojevich his due process rights. ...[read more]
January 9, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A committee of the Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend the impeachment of Governor Rod Blagojevich. The committee was appointed last month to gather evidence and testimony regarding the charges against Blagojevich. US federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald ...[read more]
December 29, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Matt Belcher: If it weren't so gallingly embarrassing to the city of Big Shoulders, I would just laugh off the (alleged) Blagojevich exploits as another operatic example of the machine politics of the Chicago way. For those of you not versed in the Chicago way plea... ...[read more]
December 23, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald Tuesday asked the Illinois House of Representatives to limit its impeachment inquiry into Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and avoid looking into the criminal charges against him. Fitzgerald warned that an inquiry into the criminal charges could hamper the ...[read more]
October 1, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Deborah Brake of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that important choices about our constitutional structure and the relationship between statutory and constitutional rights are at stake in Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, one of the lesser noticed ...[read more]
April 24, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
Former White House advisor Karl Rove was allegedly involved in a 2004 scheme to have Chicago-based US Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald fired, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. According to the prosecutor, a witness at the corruption trial of political fundraiser Antoin Tony Rezko will t... ...[read more]

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