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Blagojevich Gets Immunity In Civil Suit

Published: March 2, 2011 2:20 pm ET

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According to a report, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich can have immunity from a civil lawsuit filed by the operators of casinos in the state in regard to an alleged attempted shakedown of a horse racing executive over the signing of a pro-horse racing bill.

An article by the Chicago Sun-Times quotes Blagojevich's civil lawyer, Jay Edelson, as saying, “You’re not allowed to just bring governors into court because you make allegations into wrongdoing. I think the decision really has wide-ranging implications.”

(With files from the Chicago Sun-Times)

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