image
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Derrick Smith trial set for October of 2013

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

* These things usually get pushed back even more, so I wouldn’t bet on this happening so, um, soon

Newly elected state Rep. Derrick Smith could serve nearly a year in office before he has to face trial on federal bribery charges.

A federal judge today set the trial for next Oct. 21, according to Smith’s attorney. […]

The trial was set for 11 months from now by U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman because of her schedule.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


28 Comments
  1. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 1:47 pm:

    Westside residents can look forward to 11 months of effective representation…


  2. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 1:48 pm:

    Keeping your schedule moving as a federal district judge is hard. Not everybody can do it well.


  3. - Madame Defarge - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:12 pm:

    What is the over/under on the date of his first fundraiser?


  4. - Joe Bidenopoulous - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:16 pm:

    That has to be close to the 2014 petition filing deadline, right? Hoo boy


  5. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:19 pm:

    Justice delayed (for him) is justice denied (for us).


  6. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:25 pm:

    Republicans complaining about this should remember that they’ve cut funding for the judiciary.

    The Northern District could use a few more judges.


  7. - mokenavince - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:28 pm:

    They will better represented than the people in US2,thats in limbo because of JJJ.


  8. - siriusly - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:37 pm:

    Rich, a great QOTD should be what should be on Rep. Smith’s legislative agenda. I suggest:
    * Amendments to the wire-tap / recording without consent laws.
    * New “triple jeopardy” constitutional amendment


  9. - siriusly - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:40 pm:

    If he is acquitted, does he get to keep the $7,000 ?


  10. - Lobo y Olla - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 2:55 pm:

    Don’t count on this happening if his attorney is running for JJJ’s seat!


  11. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 3:03 pm:

    –Westside residents can look forward to 11 months of effective representation…–

    They voted for him.

    I can think of, maybe, a couple of hundred or so national and state legislators who are at guilty of crimes against knowledge and reason.

    But their constituents vote them in, so it’s none of my business.


  12. - Carl Nyberg - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:02 pm:

    Justice delayed is justice denied.

    Are the facts at issue in this case?

    By the way, is this district short judges because Republicans were blocking Obama appointments?


  13. - Hard To Believe - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:10 pm:

    That is unbelieveable that the Derrick Smith case wouldn’t be pushed up ahead of many of the other cases.


  14. - Bemused - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:13 pm:

    Sounds about right for our court system. I have been retired for about three years and still have stuff going thru the courts from my time at work. Of course the IDOL has also yet to take action on some of the same. Lawyers know the longer you can push things back the more folks forget about them or get tired of messing with them. The eventual punishment if any is minimal.


  15. - sal-says - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:22 pm:

    So.

    Howz about finding a judge with lesser of a schedule?

    Maybe no possible?


  16. - Sideliner - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:28 pm:

    ==Republicans complaining about this should remember that they’ve cut funding for the judiciary.==

    Yeah, I am blaming Republicans for this one too.


  17. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:28 pm:

    For those wondering — most judges make criminal cases a priority for their schedules. If this was a civil case it would probably be a year later.


  18. - Sunshine - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:31 pm:

    Having this hanging over your head for so long isn’t a good thing for your mental health.

    It isn’t like his vote is sorely needed so he has little leverage and likely can’t do much to serve his constituents effectively. Might be tough without barter power?


  19. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:40 pm:

    Plenty of time for him to develop a solid bipartisan GA coalition that will outline the best solution to the state’s financial problems. A small honorarium will move it along much quicker.


  20. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    I would think it would be toxic to associate with Smith on any bill, but you can count on some members of the Black Caucus to close ranks around the guy, no matter what. I think that’s a mistake and it hurts their overall credibility over time when Smith gets convicted. Jus as when unions vigorously defend obvious bad apples, or police departments stonewall about cops who are caught dead-to-rights in committing a crime.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 5:09 pm:

    “Ooohh… can you make it either the 20th or 22nd, I have to breathe and blink on the 21st and I don’t know how long that is going to take.”

    Look, Rep.-Elect Smith, Ask for the “Eddie V. Special”, and be done with this …this is snark.

    If I were MJM, and with the overflow of HDems … do not be surprised if Madigan DOES seat Smith, across the aisle,

    “Look. We have limited seating here, Tom. He has to go there.”


  22. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 5:11 pm:

    ===I think that’s a mistake and it hurts their overall credibility===

    I don’t disagree, but in a veto proof majority, the Black Caucus is now a major force to be reckoned with. The BC can play the Speaker against the Governor on a host of issues and having Smith’s vote is one more to the good.

    Not that anything good will come of it, but this is about politics and votes are votes. It fascinates me and turns my stomach at the same time.


  23. - reformer - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:23 pm:

    Willie
    There will be at least four Dems seated on the GOP side.


  24. - amalia - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 11:42 pm:

    when is the Beavers trial?


  25. - Lobo Y Olla - Thursday, Nov 15, 12 @ 9:53 am:

    Why is the Black Caucus a major force in a veto proof majority? How would they be less powerful if it was a simple majority?


  26. - Downstater - Thursday, Nov 15, 12 @ 9:55 am:

    =Republicans complaining about this should remember that they’ve cut funding for the judiciary.

    The Northern District could use a few more judges=
    Yes, let’s blame the Republicans for democrats electing a corrupt politician, again.


  27. - Dan Shields, Springfield - Thursday, Nov 15, 12 @ 10:46 am:

    Amen Downstater


  28. - walkinfool - Thursday, Nov 15, 12 @ 10:52 am:

    OK. Let’s send someone else undercover to offer him something for nothing. Even money he’ll bite.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Gay marriage, concealed carry and "right to work"?
* Poll: Illinoisans not wild about fracking
* Only Exelon will Benefit
* Question of the day
* Finally, some coverage
* Is Durbin about to lose his leadership gig?
* Poll shows ten-point lead for Hopkins
* Shenanigans?
* Chicago area powering job growth
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Governor sets special election dates, but they are expected to change
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Slayin for Android is an endless RPG to test your gaming skills
        * Last chance to get wireless Cloud Buds for $25 and KeySmart 2.0 for $17
        * Square Enix rereleases Tomb Raider I for Android devices
        * LG G4 dates, Gmail improvements, Microsoft Surface 3 & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * Springening comes to Plants vs Zombies 2 (and brought discounts!)
        * Apple Watch first-weekend sales (unsurprisingly) forecasted to set smartwatch records
        * IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

        * Max Levchin Leads Tech Industry Push for Anti-Discrimination Laws
        * Make Your Own Homemade Candles for Cheap with Leftover Milk Cartons
        * Batman Arkham Knight DLC For PS4 Is Timed Exclusive
        * April Fools’ Day 2015: 10 Hilarious Pranks We Kinda Wish Were Real
        * Apple Asks TV Programmers to Supply Their Own Streams for Apple’s TV Service
        * Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Covers China, Russia And India
        * How Your Mood Affects the Quality of Your Work

        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * Pitching a major point of emphasis for White Sox
        * Rodon reassigned to Minors after impressive spring
        * 2015 league leaders: Adam Eaton, runs
        * Abreu raises spring average to .519 with four hits in win
        * Rodon: Spring big for comfort level facing big leaguers

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Top Republican lawmakers optimistic about Sprin.....
        * There's no debate: Phil Ponce blew it last night..
        * Illinois sees lack of bids in online auction of.....
        * U of Illinois pushes to finish budget-cuts plan..
        * Question of the day..
        * U of I pushes to finish budget-cuts plan..
        * LGBT Equality Institute ponders next LGBTQ battles..
        * Poll shows ten-point lead for Hopkins..
        * Court reporters get reprieve from governor..
        * Finally, some coverage..


        * US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat
        * Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail
        * AG seeks to suspend license of Gary funeral home director
        * Lawyers: U of Illinois broke contract with professor
        * Escaped inmate's SUV discovered in Kankakee
        * Judge to rule on free-speech question in Chicago mayor race
        * Escaped Illinois inmate beat guard into unconsciousness
        * Illinois corn acreage projected to decline in 2015
        * Illinois sees lack of bids in online auction of state planes
        * Illinois has approved 2,000 medical marijuana patients

        * Illinois sees lack of bids in online auction of state planes
        * Rauner schedules special election to replace Schock
        * Duckworth says Clinton must testify on Benghazi, criticizes Kirk for Iran letter
        * Q&A: What happens now that Aaron Schock is out of office?
        * State's school districts adapt to new cyberbullying law
        * Duckworth: Clinton must testify before Benghazi committee
        * Ex-deputy treasurer to fun for Duckworth's seat
        * Ex-deputy treasurer to run for Duckworth's seat
        * LIHEAP utility assistance fund for Sangamon County is empty
        * LaHood talks transportation issues as he kicks off congressional campaign

        * McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores
        * Suburban steel company border-jumps to Indiana
        * Harrington College of Design to close
        * Indiana pizzeria panned by Yelp users after endorsing religious freedom law
        * Indiana pizzeria panned by Yelp users


          * Lawyers: University of Illinois broke professor's contract
          * Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally
          * Ex-hospital cashier stole money collected from patients, authorities say
          * Man miffed over comment stabs couple in Naperville home, officials say
          * AG seeks to suspend license of Gary funeral home director after babies' bodies found
          * Man shot in Homan Square neighborhood
          * Swing over to Chicago zoos for new orangutan, macaque exhibits
          * US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat
          * Judge rejects violence claims, says Dart improving Cook County Jail
          * Murderer who escaped from Kankakee jail may be with 15-year-old girl, cops say


          * Rauner signs into law compromise plan to fix budget hole
          * Indiana law: Sorting fact from fiction from politics
          * More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state
          * Indiana pastor doesn’t want changes to 'religious freedom' law
          * Flamin' Hot Cheetos top some Chicago Public School vending machines
          * What to watch for in the final mayoral debate
          * Indiana Gov. Pence signs religious objections bill
          * How organizations brace for Illinois budget cuts
          * Unions and Garcia push for $15-an-hour minimum wage
          * The Chicago rabbit: The unofficial face of wildlife is right under your nose


          * Illinois sees lack of bids in online auction of state planes
          * Our Opinion: Proctor, Higgins for Springfield's wards 5 and 7
          * Michael Gerson: The virtues of the smoke-filled room
          * Rauner schedules special election to replace Schock
          * Duckworth says Clinton must testify on Benghazi, criticizes Kirk for Iran letter
          * Q&A: What happens now that Aaron Schock is out of office?
          * State's school districts adapt to new cyberbullying law
          * Ex-deputy treasurer to fun for Duckworth's seat
          * Our Opinion: Redpath, Senor, McFarland for Springfield's wards 1, 2 and 4
          * Kathleen Parker: A leap of faith — into thin air


          * PV honors physician with Wall of Honor recognition
          * UI flash index tops 107 for third time in six years
          * Rietz seeks transfer to adult court for shooting case
          * Shots reported near Booker T. Washington
          * Police: Body found in Brooklyn is that of St. Louis woman
          * O’Fallon student wins JJK scholarship from Lindenwood
          * Meet the press
          * Updated: Escaped killer may be traveling with 15-year-old girl
          * Students' intentions were good; driver in difficult situation
          * Chat recap: 'He'd play and play a lot'


          * Northwest suburban police blotter
          * Police say former employee stole from nursing home residents
          * West Chicago man gets 10 years for abusing girl in his care
          * Cook County Board kills Schneider tax hike opposition plan
          * 7 arrested in Aurora sting, 2 for seeking sex with minors

          * Duckworth’s bid for Kirk’s US Senate seat ...
          * The Mushroom Cloud and the X-Ray Machine -...
          * Richwoods graduate will seek Tammy Duckwor...
          * Republicans propose to freeze Pell grant f...
          * U.S. Rep. Dold backs bill to nationalize r...
          * Randy Hultgren Defeats Dennis Anderson In ...
          * Kinzinger to IVCC students: Foreign policy...
          * Democratic Rep: Sure, Hillary probably sen...
          * Leaders to Washington Trip a Success
          * Bost hosting listening tour, next stop in ...

          * Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scr......
          * Bitter Feud Between Senate Democratic Lead......
          * Democrats’ bloodless succession is getting......
          * Milbank: Schumer can help Democrats regain......
          * Poll shows ten-point lead for Hopkins...

          * Iran talks blow past another deadline...
          * With or without Iran deal, Obama faces fig......
          * Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: An old......
          * BREAKING: Iran talks to be extended anothe......
          * Senators to FIFA President: Strip Russia o......

          * Fast Food Workers Palm Sunday 3
          * Fast Food Workers Palm Sunday 2
          * "Love Is A Four Letter Word" On Racine
          * Jesus Garcia At Chicago Housing Initiative Housing Forum
          * Report: Chicago Aldermanic Campaigns See Few Donations From Small Donors
          * More Government Consolidation and Efficiency Efforts in Illinois
          * Final Two 46th Ward Candidate Debates Televised Tonight and Friday
          * “As an administrator, how can I be such a strong supporter of unions?”
          * Oswego gives Rauner’s no-union zone a cold reception.
          * Opportunity Race: RPAC postcards support Giarrante re-election


          * IDHS Prescription Monitoring program helps control prescription drugs abuse in Illinois - Program has more than 26,000 registered users
          * Gov. Rauner File Writs of Special Election
          * Governor Announces Appointments to Illinois Enterprise Zone
          * Illinois Mayors to Celebrate National Service - April 7, 2015 Designated as “Mayors Day of Recognition”
          * Governor Rauner Takes Bill Action




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller