Reporting with Mark Brown, Natasha Korecki and Dave McKinney
Michael Ettinger, attorney for Robert Blagojevich, said after court that he interpreted the latest communication with the jury as "all that's left is to sign the jury forms."
Ettinger said he expects the jury to return later today.
Asked about the jury requesting a copy of its oath, Ettinger said he expects "someone is going to be read that card and told they are violating their oath."
He said he had never seen such a request and he took it as a sign of frayed tempers.
"They've gone as far as they can go," he said.