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Sentencing of Jackson Jr. and wife postponed (court's schedule and workload?)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/01/13 | Katherine Skiba

Posted on 07/01/2013 6:43:38 PM PDT by Libloather

WASHINGTON — The sentencings of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and his wife, Sandi, were postponed Monday, with no new date set.

The South Side Democrats had been scheduled to learn their fates Wednesday, until the delay was announced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is not related to the pair. A court spokesman said neither the prosecution nor defense asked for the postponement.

"The matter was rescheduled to accommodate the court's schedule and workload — neither side requested a continuance," said Jenna Gatski, a spokeswoman for the U.S. District Court.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicago; jackson; jjj; postponed; sentencing
I would be slammed harder for a traffic ticket.
1 posted on 07/01/2013 6:43:38 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Jesse Jr. will get time served and an apology.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 6:46:37 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Libloather

Her Honor wouldn’t be providing additional time in order to make sure she gets the highest price possible for sentencing, would she? They don’t do that in Chicago, do they?


3 posted on 07/01/2013 6:50:08 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Libloather

It’s just taking longer than expected to count all that money.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Libloather
The matter was rescheduled to accommodate the court's schedule and workload

Sure it was...Judge Jackson didn't realize the JJ Jr. sentencing was coming up, completely slipped her mind and all the court staff.

You just can't make this stuff up.

5 posted on 07/01/2013 6:52:18 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Maybe she got a call from Kenya?


6 posted on 07/01/2013 6:52:18 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Libloather
The postponement was announced after a telephone conference call between the judge and the Jacksons, the court said.

That sounds very improper. The prosecuting attorney and their own counsel weren't privy to the communication? I wonder how much money they offered to the judge.

That's why ex parte communications are inappropriate, to prevent the appearance of impropriety. But hey, this is a Chicago case, after all!

7 posted on 07/01/2013 6:52:54 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Libloather

I’ve had that happen before. Doesn’t happen often, but happens.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 6:59:55 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: MichaelCorleone
Yep....extending the bidding here.

No doubt..........

9 posted on 07/01/2013 7:03:19 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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To: Libloather

Or he and wife were given heavy sentences and they’d like to release that info if/when George Zimmerman is cleared of the charges against him - the same day if possible?


10 posted on 07/01/2013 7:05:50 PM PDT by ransomnote
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Dumb question: do the Jacksons have current passports?

Hope someone's watching their movements...

11 posted on 07/01/2013 7:34:03 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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“Dumb question: do the Jacksons have current passports?

Hope someone’s watching their movements...”

Of course they are. But they’re not talkin...!


12 posted on 07/01/2013 8:56:49 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Libloather

Sunday Jessie Sr. was on TV howling about Zimmerman, but then asking for mercy for Jr.

Not surprised. Just sayin’.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 5:11:57 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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