Fiscally nuts. Socially insane.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Jurors: Bias Mystery

Chicago Tribune: There was, for example, the red helmet-haired woman, the Wilford Brimley look-alike, the pothole-filling guy and the junk-mail lady.

We may be left to such devices, or not, because U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve has decided that the identities of the jurors will remain shrouded in secrecy for the duration of the three month or more trial of Rezko, a friend and fundraiser of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Accusing Blagojevich of corruption in the courts seems like a tall order, but the Chicago Sun Times was up to it as well:

"The people of Illinois expect a new day of integrity, of openness and accountability," Blagojevich told Illinoisans barely a week into his first term, "and they deserve a government as good and honest as they are."
...The Rezko trial could end up showing how Blagojevich allowed that promise to go unfulfilled.

The connection is being made across the board in Chicago. It may just be a bit premature, but I wouldn't blame either paper for jumping in the spotlight if their accusation turns out being correct.

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