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By Bernard Sieracki,Jim Edgar

ISBN-10: 0809334631

ISBN-13: 9780809334636

During the predawn hours of December nine, 2008, an FBI crew swarmed the house of Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and took him away in handcuffs. The stunning arrest, in accordance with allegations of corruption and extortion, introduced a sequence of political occasions by no means sooner than obvious in Illinois. In A simply Cause, Bernard H. Sieracki grants a dynamic firsthand account of this eight-week political drawback, starting with Blagojevich’s arrest, carrying on with via his impeachment and trial, and culminating in his conviction and removing from workplace. Drawing on his personal eyewitness observations of the hearings and trial, the reviews of interviewees, trial transcripts, and information won from a long time of labor with the Illinois legislature, Sieracki tells the compelling tale of the 1st impeachment and removing from place of work of an Illinois governor, whereas offering an in depth examine the folks involved.

A simply Cause depicts Blagojevich as a grasp of political gamesmanship, a circus ringmaster pushed through own ambition and enthusiastic about inner most achieve. Sieracki examines extensive the governor’s unethical habit whereas in workplace, detailing a litany of partisan and private hostilities that spanned years. He completely covers the occasions resulting in Blagojevich’s downfall and the reactions of the governor’s cohorts. the writer discusses the various allegations opposed to Blagojevich, together with makes an attempt to “sell” appointments, jobs, and contracts in alternate for monetary contributions. Sieracki then exhaustively recounts Blagojevich’s senate trial and the governor’s elimination from office.

This engrossing quantity is either a richly certain case research of the yankee checks-and-balances process and an eyewitness account of extraordinary occasions. it is going to attract someone drawn to the beautiful, real story of a kingdom upholding the maxim “The welfare of the folk is the ultimate law.” 

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