UPDATE: Judge Sets Retrial Date in Blagojevich Case

CHICAGO (AP) -- The judge in Rod Blagojevich's corruption case wants to spare jurors an immediate onslaught of media attention when the ex-governor's second trial ends.

At the first trial, Zagel released them within hours after jurors convicted Blagojevich on one count of lying to the FBI. They deadlocked on 23 other counts.

Reporters scrambled to interview jurors by phone or at their homes to find out why they became bogged down on most charges.

Zagel didn't explain in detail why he decided to keep the names under wraps longer. He would only say the decision was based on the experience some jurors had at the initial trial.


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