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  • Sunday links

     
    Links to items featured in the Sunday print editions A call for a ban on non-movie "Back to the Future" references. David Sirota's book on the 1980s Mini-golf record attempt George Ryan did not pardon the guilty Gay marriage polls......
  • Prosecutors 'try to' keep it simple for Blagojevich jury

     
    Last year, critics complained that the case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was too complicated. Jurors got lost in the legalistic thicket of 24 mostly interlocking counts and ended up being unable to reach a unanimous conclusion on 23 of......
  • Rod Blagojevich found guilty on 17 charges, Twitter says goodbye

     
    Rod Blagojevich could see 20 years in jail, Twitter kicks him when he's down saying 'boo hoo Rod Blagojevich'...
  • Advice from Blago de Bergerac

     
    Rod Blagojevich, like many convicted felons awaiting sentencing, is in a box: When addressing the court he will need to express remorse --- which judges like to see --- without admitting criminal wrongdoing --- which stands to foul up any......
  • Public-union chief on the challenges ahead for labor

     
    A lightly edited transcript of my conversation Monday afternoon with Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Council 31: ZORN: Public-sector union employees seem to be in the cross-...
  • When will Blagojevich actually report to prison?

     
    Today's news -- Judge sets Blagojevich sentencing for Oct. 6 -- prompts me to take a look back at a portion of my blog entry from last year, What to Expect While We're Expecting a Verdict: [Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich......
  • The Davis case, uncertainty and the death penalty

     
    The Davis case was never as simple as the quick summaries in news accounts suggested -- it was a patchwork of assumptions, allegations, suspicions, contradictions, mitigations, denials, omissions and a few hard facts. If anything will ever dull the...
  • Blago will be home for Christmas

     
    Sneed writes today that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich "will be in prison in a matter of weeks," but this is almost certainly not true. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 6, and so once again I will remind readers......
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Avoiding 'prison,' revisited

     
    Prior to former Gov. George Ryan's sentencing in 2006 I collected, with the help of readers, some euphemisms and other slang terms for prison. Seems like a good time to post that list and solicit new entries: *The house with......
  • Blagojevich offers judge boilerplate humbug in a weaselly 'no-pology'

     
    I'm such a news geek that I went to the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich today even though I'm on vacation, and then decided to offer a column for tomorrow's paper on one aspect of the proceedings. The sentence......