Friday, January 21, 2005

Judge Reschedules George Ryan's Trial

Former Ill. Governor George Ryan's trial has been seems to be a matter of a scheduling conflict in regards to his attorney, Dan Webb. So instead of a March trial, looks like the trial will begin in late September.

Read about that here.

On a related note, I picked this up from Eric Zorn's blog. George Ryan has again been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Look it up among the Jan. 17 entries. Free registration required.

Eric writes: I'm expecting the usual round of seething and snarling about this news from conservatives who will point to Ryan's upcoming corruption trial as evidence that he doesn't deserve the honor of this nomination.

Yeah, I'm sure Eric's inbox was full of protests (which is kind of silly, since Eric didn't do the nominating). Still, in the back of my mind, I can't shake the nagging suspicion that our disgraced former governor only emptied out Illinois' death row so he could influence the pool of jurors here.

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