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Jobs A Concern With Blagojevich Jury Candidates

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) – Uncertainty about the economy and jobs has some prospective jurors worried about serving on the jury in ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s federal corruption case.

In Monday afternoon questioning by the judge presiding over the case, two prospective jurors suggested serving on a jury for several weeks would hurt their jobs. One man told Judge James Zagel that his small advertising firm would suffer if he wasn’t around – saying he talks to roughly 30 clients a day. He hinted his business is struggling, acknowledging he has fewer employees than he did a year ago.

A nurse is asking the judge that her jury duty be delayed because the hospital where she works is closing and she needs to be re-trained to find a job at another hospital.

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