Blagojevich Defense to Give Closing Arguments Tues Morning
Rod Blagojevich's attorney is scheduled to give his closing argument Tuesday morning and the judge has already warned him that he could be held in contempt of court.
The warning came at the end of the day Monday.
Sam Adam Jr. told the judge that he planned to talk about the fact that jurors have heard all about Tony Rezko and Stuart Levine and yet the government never called either of them as witnesses.
Judge James Zagel said Adam should focus on the evidence that was presented, not the evidence and witnesses that weren't presented.
Zagel said, "You will not argue it.".
Adam told the judge he wouldn't follow the order at which point Zagel told Adam he'd be held in contempt.
Adam told the judge that he was ready to go to jail.
Zagel said Adam was showing a "profound misunderstanding of the legal rules."
He then adjourned for the day to give Adam time to reformulate his argument.