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1. To what do experts attribute the ease with which jurors at a second trial convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich?

After the first jury deadlocked on all but one count, prosecutors dropped some charges and adopted a strategy stressing that the former governor's words alone constituted wrongdoing.

After the first jury deadlocked on all but one count, prosecutors dropped some charges and adopted a strategy stressing that the former governor's words alone constituted wrongdoing.

After the first jury deadlocked on all but one count, prosecutors dropped some charges and adopted a strategy stressing that the former governor's words alone constituted wrongdoing.

After the first jury deadlocked on all but one count, prosecutors dropped some charges and adopted a strategy stressing that the former governor's words alone constituted wrongdoing.

Federal prosecutors simplified their case

 

Prosecutors employed jury-selection experts this time

 

New evidence was presented that pointed to his guilt

 

Blagojevich confessed

 
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