Jury selection in Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial will begin
Thursday, 18 months after federal agents arrested the former governor
at his Ravenswood Manor home. Last Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens denied a final request by the defense to delay the proceedings. Blagojevich faces
a 24-count criminal indictment that includes charges of racketeering,
wire fraud, attempted extortion, and extortion conspiracy. Click here to read the document detailing the Feds' full case against him.