Thursday, December 18, 2008

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

The Illinois Supreme Court has refused to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office.

The Illinois Governor was arrested last week on charges that he tried to auction-off President Elect Obama's vacant Senate seat. After this occurrence, the state's Attorney General questioned Governor Blagojevich's "fitness to serve," and urged the state's Supreme Court to impeach him.

Although the Court has declined to unseat the government official, the Illinois House has put together a committee that will serve as an impeachment panel. As for now, Governor Blagojevich is still in office. He refuses to resign amidst the scandal.

How this quagmire will proceed is up in the air. According to the New York Daily News, the Governor's attorney is arguing that, "neither the law nor the Constitution spell out the standard for impeachment or what evidence should be considered."

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