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Blagos' Lawyers Jump Ship

The legal team representing Gov. Rod Blagojevich in impeachment proceedings has stepped down in protest before his trial goes to the Senate. The lawyers said the process was "fundamentally unfair" because it left them little time to prepare for the trial and denied them subpoena power. "We cannot and will not degrade our client, ourselves, our oaths and our profession, as well as the office of the governor, by participating in a Potemkin-like lynching proceeding, thus making it appear that the governor is represented by competent counsel when in fact he is not," attorney Sam Adam and his son, Samuel E. Adam said in a statement. The lawyers are still on board to represent Balgo in his upcoming criminal trial