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Judge Ruins All Our Fun in Blago Case

The killjoy Chicago federal judge presiding over ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial has decided to spoil my day by denying Blago’s request to subpoena President Obama as a witness.

“The testimony of the president is not material to this case,” U.S. District Judge and noted curmudgeon James Zagel said today in issuing the ruling.

The good news is, Zagel said he’d be willing to reconsider the issue as the trial proceeds, if Blagojevich’s lawyers can convince him that they — and I — need Obama’s testimony. 

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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