Monday, August 2, 2010

Chicago Tribune-Blago and Lawyers Anxiously Await Verdict

photo of Sam Adam, Jr. and Rod Blagojevich courtesy of Scott Olsen/Getty Images

(story reported in the Chicago Tribune by Stacy St. Clair)

He can't eat or sleep while waiting for the Blagojevich jury. But he does second-guess his closing arguments and fret about what his panel is thinking.

Within five minutes of being seated outside at a South Side restaurant, Sam Adam Jr. already has checked his iPhone for messages nine times.

He rapidly taps his foot on the concrete patio and drums his fingers on the table. Without opening his lunch menu, he orders a club soda with a slice of lemon and extra ice. He gives a waitress an apologetic smile and tells her that he can't stomach any food right now.

Seven miles away, jurors are weighing the sweeping corruption charges against Adam's client, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The deliberations and all the unknowns that come with it weigh heavily on the 38-year-old attorney.

(click here to read the entire story in the Chicago Tribune)

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