In his upcoming impeachment trial, “Illinois Governor Blagoyevich has fewer rights than a terrorist in Gitmo,” said Judge Andrew Napolitano, a noted legal expert and TV commentator today. on Thursday called his upcoming impeachment trial a “sham,” saying it would deny him the right to due process because he couldn’t call witnesses.
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.(Frank Polich/Reuters)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Even terrorists held in the, in Cuba, can call witnesses in their own defense, according to Judge Napolitano.
President Barack Obama signed an order to close gitmo today, one of his first acts as President of the United States.
The Illinois Governor learned of the state senate’s rules for his umppeachment trial today.
“The impeachment trial is a sham,” Blagojevich said before going on his morning run.
“What the Senate and the House and Legislature is trying to do is to thwart the will of the people and remove a governor elected twice by the people without a fair hearing, without due process,” he said.
More right than the Illinois Governor during impeachment? Senior Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — seen here after his arrest in 2003 — was the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. A judge at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has suspended the trial of five alleged September 11 attack plotters, after a request by President Barack Obama.(AFP/HO/File)
Obama Orders Gitmo Closed
Blago Call Trial a “Sham”
President Barack Obama signs an executive order closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)