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Stating His Case

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich tells Northwestern he's 'innocent'

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March 3, 2010
Photo by Stephen Anzaldi

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EVANSTON, Ill. --- At the invitation of Northwestern University's College Democrats student group, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich spoke to a capacity crowd at Cahn Auditorium addressing his indictment on corruption charges and its aftermath.

Blagojevich had 20 minutes to present his case, followed by a 45-minute conversation with faculty members who specialize in political science, law and journalism, and a 15-minute question-and-answer session with students.

In this audio selection, the former governor answers questions from Tonja Jacobi, professor of law, on the legal issues surrounding his alleged use of pay-to-play politics.

Topics: Campus Life