Federal prosecutors oppose a bid by lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his corruption trial until November. Blagojevich is charged with conspiring to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama and other misuses of his office.
Federal prosecutors said Monday they oppose a bid by lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his corruption trial until November.
Blagojevich's lawyers last week asked to postpone the trial from June 3 because the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to limit or throw out the "honest services" fraud law. They also cited a voluminous amount of evidence turned over by prosecutors in recent days.
In their filing Monday, prosecutors contended that neither argument by the defense is persuasive, "particularly in light of the strong public interest in resolving this case as expeditiously as possible."