Ill. Governor Handed Summons For Impeachment Trial

Lawyers for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have received a summons for his impeachment trial from the state Senate.

Blagojevich spokeswoman Kelley Quinn says the governor's legal team accepted the summons from the Illinois Senate's sergeant-at-arms Wednesday.

The senators were sworn in as jurors earlier by the chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. They also heard the official impeachment charges from the House.

The Senate also approved rules for the trial, which is to begin Jan. 26. The rules govern issues such as issuing subpoenas. They also allow a majority of senators to override rulings by the judge.

The House impeached Blagojevich last week. Now the Senate will
decide whether to convict and oust him.


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  • by Mike Location: Strabane on Jan 15, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    Dear Cactus-Which part of the inaugration will Gov. Blogo be invited? Well I have the answer. The part where they sell tickets collect admission money for the event!
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY,NC on Jan 14, 2009 at 09:34 PM
    "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists." Quote from Obams's book did any of you Dems bother to read it? You voted for him.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 14, 2009 at 05:54 PM
    Which part of the inaugration will Gov. Blogo be invited?
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