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Blagojevich retrial: Day two of jury questioning

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Rod Blagojevich's retrial is set to start again this morning with day two of jury questioning.
Last week, we learned that many potential jurors in this pool didn't exactly hold the former governor in the highest regard.

One potential juror referred to Blagojevich as a "nutcase," others told the judge that based on what they heard from the former governor's first trial, they thought he was guilty.

So we continue today as lawyers try to reach the magic number of 40 qualified jurors. There are 13 qualified so far, after nine people were dismissed for "cause" on Thursday.

Once we reach 40, attorneys on both sides can use their strikes and get down to 12 jurors and six alternates.

Also today, an interesting read: Laura Washington's column -- Is Blagojevich Trump's role model?


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