Judge Bars Blagojevich From Tweeting in Court
But he can still talk to the press
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2010 3:19 PM CDT
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, center talks to reporters with his wife, Patti, as they arrive for his federal corruption trial Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – Geez, now Rod Blagojevich is going to have sit still during his corruption trial. The judge today blocked his perfectly rational plan to issue live tweets from the courtroom, reports the Chicago Tribune. Judge Zagel didn't bar Blagojevich from making his many public statements before and after the proceedings, though he warned the ex-governor they could haunt him if he eventually testifies. "I'm quite sure it has been explained by his attorneys," Zagel said. AP has the opening arguments here.