March 10, 2006
It's All In the Hands of the Jury
Former Governor Ryan of Illinois now awaits the return of his jury. According to the Chicago Tribune here, the government's argument in their final closing was "about whether George Ryan breached his duty of honest services to the people of Illinois." This is a fascinating argument to make in light of the political world of today. How honest does a government official have to be? Will all dishonesty constitute criminality?
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