Not Proven


For several weeks in late July the public corruption trial of impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been going on. No matter how the verdict turns out, the defense strategy has been fascinating. After loudly proclaiming that they would put on a spirited defense and that the former governor would testify in his own behalf, the defense opted not to call a single witness. Their reason, proclaimed in a melodramatic closing argument, came down to the assertion that the prosecution, despite its lengthy and detailed presentation, had not proven its case.

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