Judge overrules latest charge by Blago attorneys

May 27, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The hearing was in the federal courtroom of U.S. District Judge James Zagel. He will preside in Blagojevich's corruption trial, which begins next Thursday.

Judge Zagel overruled the criticism, saying he dismissed the potential jurors for hardship reasons, such as their not being able to miss work.

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges that he schemed to sell an appointment to President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.

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