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Judge James Zagel: Closing statements will carry into tomorrow

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki, Dave McKinney and Abdon Pallasch

Judge James Zagel interrupts Michael Ettinger, asking how long he has left in his closing. The attorney for Robert Blagojevich says he has about 30 minutes to go.

We're clearly behind schedule. The judge wanted to finish all the closing arguments in one day, but with Sam Adam Jr. and the government wrap-up to go, that's looking increasingly unlikely.

Instead, Zagel says, closings will carry into tomorrow. Ettinger will wrap up for Robert Blagojevich this afternoon and then Sam Adam Jr. will present about half of his argument for Rod Blagojevich. He'll finish up in the morning, to be followed by the government's final argument.

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