Blagojevich Jurors Need Privacy, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 5:17 PM EST) -- The federal judge overseeing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial affirmed Monday that the jury should remain anonymous immediately following the verdict's delivery, rejecting objections from the press and Blagojevich himself.

Jurors' names will be released at 9 a.m. the first calendar day and at least 12 hours after the verdict is read, Judge James B. Zagel said in a decision filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This is the ex-governor's second trial on corruption charges after the first...
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